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For the Graduating Class of 1935 
of the 

Edward F. Searles High School, Methuen, Mass. 
arranged under the auspices of 

ulijr (EJfrtattatt IGragttr of Mrttywn 

Held in St. George's Primitive Methodist Church. 

Sunday, June 16, 1935 : 3.00 P. M. 

Mr. HENRY H. CROMPTQ|4. Organist 

President of The Christian League. 


3.00 P. M. 
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ANTHEM . . " Seek Ye The Lord " . . Turner 

Obligato Tenor Solo by — Mr. Ellis Wrigley. 
THE SCRIPTURE READING . . Rev. William J. Callard 

PRAYER Rev. John Ward Moore 

RESPONSE . . "Seven-fold Amen." . . Stainer 
HYMN— No. 411. 

THE SERMON Rev. William B. Sharp 

THE CLASS SONG Class of 1935 

THE BENEDICTION .... Rev. Gilbert V. Russell 



The time has come for us to leave 
The scenes of our past years. 
And though to part will make us sad 
We shall remember laughter tears. 

Three years have brought us work and play, 
And friendships that were true, 
But knowledge we have gained here 
Will aid us in the work we do. 

Our lives and thoughts were yours to mold, 
And now that we must part, 
The true ideals you gave to us 
Shall be engraved upon our heart. 

No more we'll meet in ivied walks 

To share the gifts we've earned. 

But when we need encouragement 

To thee. High School, our thoughts will turn. 

Graduating Class 1935 

Barbara M. Libbey 

Andrew Andruchow 

Guy Leighton Beal, Jr. 

Kathleen Gertrude Beevers 

Jeannette Helen Bernard 

Marie Louise Berwick 

Paul Hender.on Berwick 

James Henry Biery 

Mary Edna Brackett 

Cora Barbara Bragdon 

Ruth Medora Briggs 

Rita Marian Bruno 

Anna Mae Byrne 

John Philip Caesar 

Charles Augustine Callahan, Jr. 

Jack Carter 

Thomas Laurence Ciardello, Jr. 
John Francis Collins 

Karl Edwin Cossar 
Shirley Marie Cox 
Georgianna Cyrilla Croes 
Mary Quance Crowther 
Carleton Earl Dill 
Elizabeth Joan Doran 
Sam D'Orto 
Althea Evelyn Drouin 
Florence Virginia Duggan 
Cyril Feugill, Jr. 
Lois Claudia Finethy 
Madeline Elizabeth Foley 
Isabel Ann Freije 
Emily Mae Gardiner 
Evelyn Mildred Gaumond 
Doris May Giles 
Marion Jean Goebcl 


Albert Brigham Gordon 
Walter Henry Graichcn 
John Alfred Groswald 
Ruth Elisabeth Gumb 
Andrew Allison Haldane 
Warren Franklyn Halstead 
Barbara Augusta Hanley 
Frederick Miller Harnisch 
Alphonse Thomas Hatem 
Georgiana Hawkins 
John Frederick Hewson 
Robert George Hewson 
Arthur Franklin Hill 
Alice Marie Hoellrich 
Verna Elsa Hoepfner 
John Hovanasian 
John Everett Hoyle 
Robert James Hyde 
Gertrude Alice Jones 
Howard Coldwell Jones 
Nevart Kambegian 
Aldona Rose Karsokas 
Margaret Patricia Kelleher 
Marion Ruth Layoun Kfoury 
Louise Thelma Knightly 
Julia Krukonis 
Anna Kurowski 
Shirley Eileen Lake 
Henry Alexandre Lambert, Jr. 
Seth Robinson Lambert 
Ruth Irene Lawson 
Leocade Leighton 
Barbara May Libbey 
Rita May Levingston 
Claire Henrietta Lowry 
Margaret May Madden 
Martha Elizabeth Manahan 
Dorothea Helen Manley 
Joseph Albert Marsden 
Mary Louise McAuliffe 
Ernest William McKenzie- 
Helen Louise McLeod 
Viola Katherine Medauer 
Gertrude H. Merrill 
Mary Der Mesrobian 
Rose Constance Mills 
Ruth Mercy J. Mitchell 

Dorothy Beatrice Moody 

Grace V. Morin 

Alice Margaret Mortimer 

Clifford Harvey Nelson 

Roy Emery Nelson, Jr. 

Elsie Dianne Nevins 

Helen Florence Nichols 

Vera Elizabeth Nicholson 

Ruth Joan Noble 

Rita Patricia Noonan 

Richard Newton Orr 

Aldona Elizabeth Paplaskas 

Priscilla Anne Peabody 

Evelyn Lillian Pittard 

Ernest Wentworth Richardson 

Chester Arthur Riley 

Doris Robinson 

Marion Evelyn Robinson 

Rita Thelma Robinson 

John Brown Rogers 

Lillian Emily Rothe 

Hyland Maurice Rowan 

Hedwig Anne Sadowska 

Martin Sawitska 

Joseph Francis Scanlon 

Catherine F. Scannell 

Carl Alfred Schwarzenberg 

Robert Hennings Searle 

Roman Joseph Sierpina 

Margaret Frances Spooner 

Mary Constance St ifford 

Phyllis Harris Stowell 

Edna Ludwina Strauten 

Robeit Miller Stronach 

Vivian Gertrude Sutcliffe 

Sarah-Janet Sweet 

Isabel Taylor 

Pearl Mabel Taylor 

Vera Taylor 

Shirley Thompson 

Anne Paley Thorpe 

Gladys May Tidswell 

Otis Eugene Titcomb, Jr. 

Mary Frances Welch 

Elizabeth Welsh 

George Fredric Wurzbacher 

Sophie Jane Zekis 


«Jue4da«j^ ^une/ 48$ 1935. 

Ht> Hstra per Hepera 


■~. Class Tjjloem 

Upon a sea of hope, of clearest blue, 
Today a ship sets sail with gallant crew 
For port "Success" beyond their voyage lies 
And they would start the trip neath fairest skies. 
Yet 'ere they leave they gather near to tell 
To their dear school that parting word "Farewell." 
Our senior class of nineteen thirty-five 
Are those young sailors who will ably strive 
On ocean far or water rough to guide 
Our sturdy craft against the singing tide. 
Lord grant that we may always face the gale 
"With hearts of courage, hands that cannot fail. 

Of thee, Methuen High fond praise we sing 

To thy fine teaching ever will we cling 

Ne'er shall we sever that strong tie which binds 

Us to the school where ivy twists and winds 

And as we sail away upon life's sea 

Methuen High, we'll harbor thoughts of thee. 


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The time has come for us to leave 
The scenes of our past years, 
And though to part will make us sad 
We shall remember laughtei - - - tears. 

Three years have brought us work and play, 
And friendships that were true, 
And knowledge we have gained here 
Will aid us in the work we do. 

Our lives and thoughts were yours to mold, 
And now that we must part 
The true ideals you gave to us, 
Shall be engraved upon our heart. 

No more we'll meet in ivied walk 

To share the gifts we've earned, 

But when we need encouragement 

To thee, High School, our thoughts will turn. 


.~. program .-. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME George Wurzbachcr 

CLASS HISTORY Gertrude Merrill 

_ „„ Margaret Kelleher 

CLASS PROPHECY Martin Savltsfca 

rT aocj WT TT<? Priscilla Peabody 

CLASS WILLS Arthur Hill 

CLASS POEM Barbara Libbey 

PLANTING IVY Frnest McKenzie 

IVY ORATION Li nest, McKenzie 

pt Aqc, rvn^ Words— Mary Stafford 

CJjAbfa out, Music — Henry Lambert 

In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Secondary Education 
in America, the following Pageant: was written and acted by the pupils of 
the school. 

EPISODE I — An Early Town Meeting 

EPISODE II — An Early School 

EPISODE III — The Declaration of Independence 

EPISODE IV — An Early High School Graduation 

The Committee wishes to thank the D. A. R. for the assistance 
they gave so willingly, and also thanks the Faculty advisers, Miss McDermott, Wright and Miss Southworth. 

Class ,3Bag Committee 


ALBERT B. GORDON, Honorary Member 

Class (Officers 

JACK CARTER, Vice President 
SHIRLEY COX, Secretary 

Jlist of (irafrwates 

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Andrew Andruchow 

Guy Leighton Beal, Jr. 

Kathleen Gertrude Beevers 

Jeannette Helen Bernard 

Marie Louise Berwick 

Paul Henderson Berwick 

James Henry Biery 

Mary Edna Brackets 

Cora Barbara Bragdon 

Ruth Medora Briggs 

Rita Marian Bruno 

Anna Mae Byrne 

John Philip Caesar 

Charles Augustine Callahan, Jr 

Jack Carter 

1 nomas Laurence Ciardello, Jr. 
John Francis Collins 
Karl Edwin Cossar 
Shirley Marie Cox 
'Mary Quance Crowthe/ 
Carleton Earl Dill 
Elizabeth Joan Do ran 
Sam D Orto 
Althea Evelyn Drouin 
Florence Virginia Duggan 
Cyril Feugill, Jr. 
Lois Claudia Finethy 
Madeline Elizabeth Foloy 
Isabel Ann Freije 
Emily Mae Gardiner 
Evelyn Mildred Gaumond 
Doris May Giles 
Marion Jean Goebel 
Albert Brigham Gordon 
Walter Henry Graichen 
John Alfred Groswald 
Ruth Elisabeth Gumb 
Andrew Allison Haldane 
Warren Franklyn Halstead 
Barbara Augusta Hanley 
Frederick Miller Harnisch 
Alphonse Thomas Hatem 
Georgianna Hawkins 
John Frederick Hewson 
Robert George Hewson 
Arthur Franklin Hill 
Alice Marie Hoollrich 
Verna Elsa Hoepfner 
John Hovanasian/ 
John Everett Hoyle 
Robert James Hyde 
Gertrude Alice Jones 
Howard Coldwell Jones 
Nevart Kambegian 
AJdona Rose Karsokas 
Margaret Patricia Kelleher 
Marion Rutih Layoun Kfoury 
Louise Thelma Knightly 
Julia Krukonis 

Anna Kurowski 

Shirley Eileen Lake 

Henry Alexandre Lambert, Jr. 

iJeth Robinson Lambert 

Ruth Irene Lawson 

Lcocade Leighton 

Barbara May Libbey 

Rita May Livingston 

Claire Henrietta Lowry 

Margaret May Madden 

Maitha Elizabeth Manahan 

Dorothea Helen Manley 

Joseph Albeit Maisden 

.Mary Louise McAuliffe 

Ernest William MoKenzie 

Helen Louise McLeod 

Viola Katheiine Medauer 

Gertrude H. Merrill 

Mary Der Mesrobian 

Rose Constance Mills 

Rutn Mercy J. Mitchell 

Dorothy Beatrice Moody 

Grace V. Morin 

Alice Margaret Mortimer 

Clifford Harvey Nelson 

Roy Emery Nelson, Jr. 

Elsie Dianne Nevins 

Helen Florence Nichols 

Vera Elizabeth Nicholson 

Ruth Joan Noble 

Rita Patricia Noonan 

Richard Newton Orr 

Aldona Elizabeth Paplaskas 

Priscilla Anno Peabody 

Evelyn Lillian Pittard 

Ernest Wentworth Richardson 

Chester Artihur Riley 

Doris Robinson 

Marion Evelyn Robinson 

Rita Thelma Robinson 

John Brown Rogers 

Lillian Emily Rothc 

Hyland Maurice Rowan 

Hedwig Anne Sadowska 

Martin Savitska 

Joseph Francis Scanlon 

Catherine F. Scannell 

Carl Alfred Schwarzenberg 

Robert Hennings Searlc 

Roman Joseph Sierpina 

Margaret Frances Spooner 

Mary Constance Stafford 

Phyilis Harris Stowell 

Edna Ludwina Strautien 

Robert Miller Stronach 

Vivian Gerttrude Svitcliffe 

Isabel Taylor 

Pearl Mabel Taylor 

Vera Taylor 

Shirley Thompson 

Anne Paley Thorpe 

Gladys May Tidswell 

Otis Eugene Titeomb, Jr. 

Mary Frances Welch 

Elizabeth Welsh 

George Frederic Wurzbacher 

Sophie Jane Zekis 

Graduation Exercises 

of the 

Edward F. Searles Higk 8ckool 

Thursday Evening, June 20, 1935. 


1935 if the 300th Anniversary of Secondary Education in America 

Dresses worn by Speakers and Ushers were worn by former 
(Graduates of this school. 



1. OVERTURE — "Urbana" (Roberts) High School 

2. ENTRANCE MARCH — "Coronation March" 

From the Prophet (Meyerbeer) Orchestra 

3. INVOCATION Rev. Egbert Jenkinson 


From the Creation (Haydon) Chorus 


' In Quest of Pearls" Margaret Madden 

6. VIOLIN SO!X>— "Romance" (Svendsen) Henry Lambert 

Accompanist, Edmond Arsenaull 


Hedwig Sadowska 

8. "A HUNTING WE WOULD GO" (Bucalossi) Chorus 


|0. VALEDICTORY ADDRESS— "Music as a Recreation" 

Leocade Leigh ton 


Principal, Lawrence Industrial School 


Leighton S. 'I hompson 

J3. CLASS SONG Words by Mary Stafford 

Music by Henry Lat&bert 

Class Pianist — John Alfred Groswald 
Music Directed by Mr. Walter Pearson 

Audience ti requested to Remain Seated while the Graduates 
March In and Out. 

draitaatmg Cia58— 1935 

Andrew Andruchow 

<'.uy Leighton Beal, Jr. 

•Kathleen Gertrude Beevers 

Jeannette Helen Bernard 

Marie Louise Berwick 

Paul Henderson Berwick 

James Henry Biery 

Mary Edna Brackets 

Cora Barbara Bragdon 

Ruth Medora Briggs 

Rata Marian Bruno 

Anna Mae Byrne 

John Philip Caesar 

Charles Augustine Callahan, Jr 

Jack Carter 

'ihonias Laurence Ciardello, Jr. 
John Francis Collins 
Karl Edwin Cossar 
Shirley Marie Cox 
Mary Quance Crowther 
; arleton Earl Dill 
•Elizabeth Joan Doran 
Sain r>'Orto 
Althea Evelyn Drouin 
Florence Virginia Duggan 
Cyril Feugill, Jr. 
\jo\s Claudia Finetihy 
Madeline Elizabeth Foley 
Isabel Ann Freije 
Emily Mae Gardiner 
Evelyn Mildred Gaumond 
•Doris May Giles 
Marion Jean Goebel 
Albert Brigham Gordon 
Walter Henry Graichen 
John Alfred Groswald 
•Ruth Elisabeth Gumb 
Andrew Allison Haldane 
Warren Franklyn Halstead 
Barbara Augusta Hanley 
Frederick Miller Harnisch 
Alphonse Thomas Hatem 
Georgianna Hawkins 
Jonn i-reilerick Hewson 
Robert George Hewson 
Arthur Franklin Hill 
Alice Marie Hoellrich 
Verna Elsa Hoepfner 
John Hovanasian 
John Everett Hoyle 
Robert James Hyde 
Gertrude Alice Jones 
Howard Coldwell Jones 
•Nevurt Kambegian 
Aldona Rose Karsokas 
Margaret Patricia Kelleher 
Marion Rutih Layoun Kfoury 
Louise Thelma Knightly 
Julia Krukonis 
Anma Kurowski 


Shirley Eileen Lake 
Henry Alexandre Lambert, Jr 
Seth Robinson Lambert 
Ruth Irene Lawson 
•Leocade Leighton 
Barbara May Libbey 
Rita May Livingston 
Claire Henrietta Lowry 
•Margaret May Madden 
Martha Elizabeth Manaha* 
Dorothea Helen Manley 
Joseph Albert Marsden 
Mary Louise McAuliffe 
Ernest William McKenzie 
Helen Louise McLeod 
Viola Kathcrine Medausr 
Gertrude H. Merrill 
Mary Der Mesrobian 
Rose Constance 'Mills 
Ruth Mercy J. Mitchell 
Dorothy Beatrice Moody 
Grace V. Morin 
Alice Margaret Mortimer 
Clifford Harvey Nelson 
Roy Emery Nelson, Jr. 
Elsie Dianne Nevins 
Helen Florence Nichols 
Vera Elizabeth Nicholson 
Ruth Joan Noble 
Rita Patricia Noonan 
Richard Newton Orr 
Aldona Elizabeth Paplaskas 
Priscilla Anne Peabody 
Evelyn Lillian Pittard 
Ernest Wentworth Richardso 
Chester Arthur Riley 
Doris Robinson 
Marion Evelyn Robinson 
Rita Thelma Robinson 
John Brown Rogers 
Lillian Emily Rothe 
Hyland Maurice Rowan 
•Hedwig Anne Sadowska 
Martin Savitska 
Joseph Francis Scanlon 
•Catherine F. Scannell 
Carl Alfred Schwarzenberg 
Robert Hennings Searle 
Roman Joseph Sierpina 
Margaret Frances Spooner 
Mary Const* "f^" Stafford 
Phyllis Harris Stowell 
Edna Ludwina Strautien 
Robert Miller Stronach 
Vivian Gertrude Sutcliffe 
Isabel Taylor 
Pearl Mabel Taylor 
Vera Taylor 
Shiriey Thompson 
Anne Paley Thorpe 
Gladys May Tidswell 
Otis Eugene Titcomb, Jr. 
Mary Frances Welch 
Elizabeth Welsh 
George Frederic Wurzbachei 
•Sophie Jane Zekis 

(Ulass Officers 

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JACK CARTER — Vice President 
SHIRLEY COX — Secretary 

ROBERT HEWSON — Treasurer 

(Class Colors 


(Class itfutto 


J-HiMnliera of JSrntor (Class in (Drrljestra 



HEdward F.«-Searles TIigh ^School 

Dinner at 730 Dinner Dancing <i'll 12:30 

Merrimack Valley Motor Inn • Route 125 

No. Andover,Mass 





the memory of 
our ovea Classmate, 

Sarah-Janet Sweet 
we, tlie C'hiss of 1935, sincerely 
dedieate this l>ooL 

"/ am not a teacher, only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the 
way. I pointed ahead of myself as well as you." 

Leighton S. Thompson Amherst A. B„ Harvard Ed. M. 


Dorothea T. Allen Smith A. B. 


John A. Bagnell Colby B. S. 


Urville J. Beaumont Boston College A. B. 

Commercial Law, Economics, History 
Chester A. Brown 


Clarence Elwell 

Latin, Commercial Law, Economics 

Mary C. Gavitte 


W. Beverly Ingali s 
Mildred M. Kohler 
Martha D. Lange 
Dorice Lord 
Ethel E. Lord 
Carrie Lyman 
Margaret McDermott 
Helen Southworth 
Helen I. Stacey 
Bernice Staples 
Marion Watkins 
Hazel M. Whitehead 
Ruth Wright 
Barbara Paisley 


Colby B. S. 

Bates A. B. 

Syracuse A. B. 

Tufts B. S. 

Jackson A. B. 
English, History. French 

Radcliffe A. B., Harvard Ed. M. 


Smith A. B. 
Boston University A. B. 
Boston University B. S. 
Boston University A. B. 
Boston University B. S. 

French, Latin 

History, Problems of Democracy 

Boston University B. S. E. 


Lowell Norma', Mass. School of Art 

Smith A. B. 


Boston University B. S. S. 


University of N. H. A. B. 

French, History 

Katherine Gibbs 


Methuen High School 


Class ©be 

Upon a sea of hope, of clearest blue, 

Today a ship sets sail with gallant crew 

For port "Success" beyond their voyage lies 

And they would start the trip 'neath fairest skies. 

Yet ere they leave they gather near to tell 

To their dear school that parting word, "Farewell." 

Our senior class of nineteen thirty-five 

Are those young sailors who will ably strive 

On ocean fair or water rough to guide 

Our sturdy craft against the surging tide. 

Lord grant that we may always face the gale 

With hearts of courage, hands that cannot fail. 

Of thee, Methuen High, fond praise we sing; 
To thy fine teaching ever will we cling; 
Ne'er shall we sever that strong tie which binds 
Us to the school where ivy twists and winds; 
And as we sail away upon life's sea, 
Methuen High, we'll harbor thoughts of thee. 

Mary Constance Stafford 


Methuen High School 

The time has come for us to leave 
The scenes of our past years, 
And though to part will make us sad 
We shall remember laughter — tears. 

Three years have brought us work and play, 
And friendships that were true, 
But knowledge we have gained here 
Will aid us in the work we do. 

Our lives and thoughts were yours to mold, 
And now that we must part, 
The true ideals you gave to us 
Shall be engraved upon our hearts. 

No more we'll meet in ivied walks 

To share the gifts we've earned, 

But when we need encouragement 

To thee, High School, our thoughts will turn. 

Barbara M. Libbey 

Methuen High School 



Back Row. Otis Titcomb. John Hewson, Robert Hewson. Arthur Hill 

Front Row. Grace Morin. Barbara Libbey. Catherine Scannell. Chairman; Betty Doran. Mary 

lilearbiuik jStaff 

'No author ever spared a brother." 

Catherine Scannell 

Associate Editors 
Barbara Libbey 
John Rogers 
Betty Doran 

Business Managers 
Grace Morin 
John Hewson 
Robert Hewson 

Picture Committee 
Mary Crowther, Chairman 
Arthur Hill 
Otis Titcomb 





"'I feel in every smile a chain." 

Meet Andy, that practical joker, who always 
seems to have a wide grin on his countenance. No 
mailer in what part of the school you are, Andy 
will surely be found engaging in some prank. Al- 
though rather wild in his play, Andy is a good 
student and very attentive in the classroom. 


Blue and White Staff 4 Baseball 4 

Traffic Officer 4 

"Green grow the rashes. 0; 

Green grow the rashes. 0; 

The sweetest hours that e'er I spend 

Are spent among the lasses. 0." 

Guy is a staunch advocate of expression of the 
soul and "extension of waltz time." which plat- 
form he loyally supported at our class parties. 
Your academic dance is over, Guy, so good luck 
in your dance of life. 


"Thy fair hair m> heart enchained." 

This girl seemed quiet to those who really did 
not know her, but to the chosen few she proved 
herself a good scout. She is best remembered for 
her well-known chorus. "Tuna, peanut-butter, let- 
tuce, etc..'" May her persistent spirit carry her 
on wherever she goes or whatever she does. 


"Hut. 0. her artless smile's more sweet 
Than honey or than marmolite." 

Dainty, sociable, cute, this is our Jean, an un- 
obtrusive but rather apparent femme. A devoted 
follower of Terpsichore and an ever-present rooter 
for our teams, she caused more than one extra 
lluttcr of heart- beneath manh chests. 


Methuen High School 


"A cheerful life is what the muses love; 
A roaring spirit is their prime delight." 

Marie, that outspoken girl, that cheery indi- 
vidual, that wit of the class, can best be remem- 
bered by her turkey strut. An ardent disciple of 
Terpsichore, with hair to excite one's envy, she 
was not lacking friends and admirers. Her many 
wisecracks evoked more than one smile during 
classes. Good luck, Marie. 


Traffic Officer 4 

"Take time when time is. for time will away." 

Paul is one of those persons who incessant! \ 
profess by speech and actions that "Rome wasn't 
built in a day." This tall, gangling youth is best 
remembered as shambling along the corridors with 
no fixed purpose or desire to arrive at any certain 
place within a short time. Utilizing the ability he 
manifested in handling the surging throng in the 
corridors, Paul has our best wishes for success. 


Treasurer 3 
Track Captain 4 

Football 3, 4 
Traffic Offi.-r. I 

"To be born with the gift of laughter 
And a sense that the world is mad." 

The lengthy corridors of Methuen High have 
often resounded with the high pitch of feminine 
laughter mingled with a certain masculine horse- 
laugh. Henry, to be sure, was among them. He 
has been the life and pep of the senior class and 
when it came to noise, ranked with the leaders. 
Comment vous avez traduit votre franqais! Mon- 




"I desire not the lowest, I am nol capable id the 
highest. I keep quiet." 

Edna was one of our quiet but 9ociable young 
women of our class. Her smile was particular!) 

Mimn when il Incused on a certain "Mr " 

Her rare, old-fashioned charms won a place for 
her in the hearts of fellow classmates. We feel 
sure that your pleasing disposition will bring you 
success, Edna. 




Blue and White 4 

"Tig goodwill iliai makes intelligence." 

This athletic and sociable young lady has shown 
us her ability to work and plav hard. Determined 
as usual, she is one of the few who have decided 
on what they are going to do in life. Barbara har- 
bors the noble ambition of soothing feverish brows 
while telling nursery stories. The background of 
•hese touching scenes will be the Boston Children'* 
Hospital. Her good nature and willingness to help 
•>thers assure us that she will ever be an all- 
around favorite. 


"True dignit) abides with her alone." 

Dignified to the extreme, business-like to the ut- 
most, plump to a pleasing degree, and musical to 
the point of marked accomplishment. — thus we 
present our Ruth. Her de'ermination to make 
good will pave a path of gold for her in the field 
<>f music. The best of Luck. Ruth. 


"Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie." 

Another skilled artist! Rita has been somewhat 
shy and retiring, but those who know her well, find 
her a delightful associate and confirm the fact that 
her piano playing is a boon to any group. Her 
talents lie not onlv in poundim; a piano, however, 
but also in drawing pretty pictures. Rita's road of 
destin\ winds toward Lowell Normal School where 
she will pursue the career of an art teacher. 


"Ila : r like a red meteor on the troubled air." 

Since her advent into our midst. Anna has won 
many friends by her sociability. Attractive and 
active she was by no means obscure, and that smile 
of hers combined with her (laming red hair would 
melt the coldest of hearts with its warmth. Keep 
on smilitm. "Red." 



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"Today we live; tomorrow, who cares?" 
John's hair was not the only bright part of him. 
for his ability in mathematics and chemistry was 
a witness to the brightness of his intellect. We 
have never had any evidence of temper or talka- 
tiveness which usually accompany red hair, for he 
has always been a quiet and unassuming member 
of our class. 


"Be always as merry as ever you can, 
For no one delights in a sorrowful man." 

This diminutive gentleman of the Senior class 
will long be remembered for his happy-go-lucky 
air and sunny smile. Some thought him quiet, but 
his constant pals, "Mac" and "Sam," would quickly 
deny such an announcement. "Charlie" rarely 
missed a dance at school, or, from what we have 
heard, elsewhere. May you carry on as philoso- 
phically as you carried home your bi-monthly re- 


Student Speaker Baseball 4 

Vice-President 4 Traffic Officer 4 

"The man that b'ushes is not quite a brute." 
Meet Jack, the popular man about school. Jack is 
quite proficient in dancing — he ought to be since 
he has had sufficient practice — and has been a dili 
gent student. He has a greeting for everyone, but 
alas, like most men he is not perfect! He would 
blush like the traditional red, red rose. In spite 
of this characteristic we feel sure Jack will be suc- 
cessful in all he undertakes. 


Baseball 3, 4 Football 4 

"And good luck to go with thee" 
This suave, famously neat, sociable sheik of the 
Senior class concealed beneath his seemingly quiet, 
angelic, and calm coun'enance a careless, rough 
and-ready disposition. Very interested in all our 
athletics, he seldom missed participating in any of 
our teams' struggles for their alma mater. In his 
"own" way he has helped to keep "law and order" 
both in the corridors as a traffic officer and as a 
member of the morning social periods. Lots of 
luck, Tommy! 


MkthUBN High School 



"He was MM to be still as a mouse." 

To the ladies,.. a dark-eyed, black curly-haired, 
bashful boy: to his friends... a regular guy; and 
to the world. . .a plodding, struggling man — thus 
we have "Johnnie." He has made a reputation for 
himself through his customary silence and calm- 


"The hand thai follows intellect can achieve." 

Karl has maintained a high scholastic standing 
during his school career. Ambitious, patient, 
good-natured, and persevering. Karl is the fellow 
one can look up to for inspiration. Having a 
strong liking for chemistry, physics, etc., he will, 
no doubt, supplant the Einstein theory bv one of 
In- own. 


Basketball Manager i Class P!a\ 

Secwttrj 2. 3. 4 Blue and W hite Staff 3. I 

Cheer leader 4 

Lei a smile he your umhrella " 

This blue-eyed, ever smiling Irish colleen's 
dancing feel have never failed to trip the light fan- 
tastic at all our class parties. An ardent tnembei 
of our cheering quintet, we believe that Shirley 
max have been the inspiration of our football 
team. We feel sure that when "Shirl" is a full- 
fledged nurse, a* she intends to be. her patients 
will benefit by her smile and personality. Happy 
lauding. "Shirl." 


"The rule of my life is to make business 
A pleasure anil pleasure my business." 

Oeorgianna has been for us girls the cause of 
much perlexity. . .how she kept every curl in place 
as she has done in anv kind of circumstance. Her 
finesse in selecting c lothes has been the envy of 
many. While being altruisticallv inclined, she 
"fitted" with all. We wish vou all the success thai 
you are sure to have. Ceorgianna. 



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Book Committee 4 

"A life of knowledge is not often a life 
of injury and crime." 

Mary has been our model for efficiency and 
swiftness. Dainty and attractive, she had a host 
of friends. We have no doubt that she will be ac- 
cep ed with gratitude in the business world, but, 
while she will be a gain for business, she will be 
a great loss in Miss Whitehead's shorthand class. 
Lots of luck, Mary! 


"He knew what is what." 

Methuen's great mystery ... whether this curly 
tired youngster belongs to Heinz 57 or Monarch. 
3 vet the mystery remains unsolved since his 
tiet and studious nature has prevented him from 
oviding any leading clue. His striking qualities 
d conscientious attitude assure the realization of 
; many possibilities. Keep up the good work, 


Jc and White 4 

Y Book Commi 

* "Neatness pers< 


Chis diligent young worn; 

malities. . .sincerity, inte 
^>ition. and neatness. S 
^•acteristics a pleasing | 
Cied for her innumerable 
"s are a subject for rec 

ears. May they dance t 


ball 3. 4 
"With a smih 

that was < 

ut of the East end of I 
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.... rowd and the thanks 
no means deserving the ti 
ways been ready to lend 
panied by his ever presen 

Elizabeth Doran, 87 

METHUEN — Elizabeth (Bet- 
ty) Doran, 87, a native of 
Methuen, passed away at Caritas 
Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, 
after a long illness. 

Miss Doran retired from Nor- 
wich Free Academy, Norwich, 
Conn., in 1979, where she taught 
English for 35 years. She received 
a master's degree in education 
from Calvin Coolidge College in 
1956. She was a member of Delta 
Gamma Sorority, and attended 
Methuen city schools, graduating 
from Searles High School in 1935. 

Miss Doran was a past member 
of St. Monica's Parish Council, a 
Eucharistic minister, a volunteer 
teacher at St. Monica's School af- 
ter retirement, and was a volun- 
teer for Neighbors in Need. She 
was a member of the St. Clare 
League of Women, St. Monica's 
Sodality, the Methuen Historical 
Society, and the Greater 
Lawrence College Club. 

She was preceded in death by 
her father John W. Doran, Sr., 

former Methuen postmaster; her 
mother Mary Brosnan Doran; 
and very recently her brother 
John W. Doran, Jr. 

She is survived by her beloved 
sister, Kathleen Doran of 
Methuen; sister-in-law Eileen 
(Fitzpatrick) Doran of Sacramen- 
to, Calif; nieces Cheryl Doran Gi- 
rard of Jenner, Calif., and Mary 
Doran Anderson of Plaistow, 
N.H., and nephew John P. Doran 
of Sacramento, Calif.; five grand- 
nieces and nephews and their 
families, two great-grand- 
nephews, and a great-grand- 
niece, and many friends. 

Memorials may be made to St. 
Monica's St Vincent DePaul Soci- 
ety. Calling hours are Monday 
from 4 to 8 p.m. at Pollard Funer- 
al Home, 233 Lawrence St., 
Methuen. A Mass of Christian 
Burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. 
at St. Monica's Church. Interment 
will follow at Immaculate Con- 
ception Mausoleum, Lawrence, 

Dr John F. Collin* 

-Dr. John F. 
Collins, 83, for- 

Methuen, Mass 
died yesterday at 
nis home. 

Born in 
W'aJtham. Mass 
Methuen Dr rJEP educa ted in 
from New En? a " dV g ^ dua,ed 
Optometry. For so v L C °l lege of 
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his many possibilities. K»* ^ al fosajll 
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Book Committee 4 

"A life of k 
of injury an 

Mar) has been 
swiftness. Dainty alresb 
of friends. We have 
cep ed with gratitudi 
while she will be a j 
a great loss in Miss 
Lots of luck, Mary! 


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\s yet the mysiery re 
quiet and studious natur 
oroviding any leading cl 
and conscientious attitud. 
his many possibilities 


Blue and White 4 Class Day Committee 4 

Book Committee 4 

"Neatness personified." 

This diligent young woman possesses the finest 
of qualities. . .sincerity, intelligence, thoroughness, 
ambition, and neatness. She blends with these 
characteristics a pleasing personality which has 
gained for her innumerable friends. Her dancing 
' ni ls arc a subject for recognition wherever she 
appears. May they dance to a happy tune, Betty. 


Foo.ball 3, 4 Track 3 

"With a smile that was child-like and bland." 

Out of the East end of the town has come this 
virile youth who is in everyone's estimation a good 
sport. Sam's constant plugging on our football 
squad won for him the admiration and cheers of 
the crowd and the thanks of his teammates. B) 
no means deserving the title "lazy," Sam has al- 
ways been ready to lend a helping hand accom- 
panied bj his ever present smile. 


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"Ii is a <if roquet r> to make a parade of 

nrwr practising it." 

**AI." the other half of the team of "Al" and 
"Ruth." was horn with a gift of gab. an acquire- 
ment which has helped her out of many tight spots. 
She was an active mem her of the morning discus- 
sion ".roup that met daii\ on the second floor be- 
fore H:2.S. Armed with her flashing smile, she 
preyed upon manly hearts by her flirtatious wiles 
with commendable success. Au revoir, "Al," and 
bun voyage. 


"An outward «»d vMMa sign of an inward and 
rfathla grace." 

While with us. Florence has been a very quiet 
girl. Determined and surprisingly stubborn, she 
has usuall) gotten what she went after. In future 
years we shall always remember her as that girl 
who bad a low. soft voice and was silent but quick 
in action. May success be yours, Florence. 


"A hunting *»r will go " 

Although "Cy" has been with us physically, he 
has not been with us spiritually, for his mind wan- 
dered through the wilds of Melhuen in pursuit of 
frame or along the banks of the Spicket in quest 
of fish . He manifested a distinct liking for hunt- 
ing and fishing as he eagerly devoured the pages 
of "The Fish and Came Magazine" during his 
•pare moments. His favorite study was physics 
while his pet aversion was women. In spite of his 
interest in his out of -school diversion. "Cv" has 
!>een a determined, steadfast, and likable chap 
whom everyone expects to hear a lot about in the 


"(irrat modesty often hides great merit." 
To meet her is to like her. .thus many of us have 
felt on associating with Lois. Quietly and dili- 
gently Lois has worked with us. making a good 
showing in studies and gaining our everlasting 
gratitude for those small acts of kindness for 
which she i» tinted. Lois hopes tn lie a nurse, .in .1- 
piralion we feel will be realized to the joy of many 
a patient. 



Methuen High School 


"A friend more divine than all divinity." 

Madeline's wit, good taste in clothes, and 
pleasant, sociable disposition have endeared her to 
us all. She is one of the few who could take 
the trials and tribulations of school life with a 
smile and like them. You have our sincere wishes 
for J our success. Madeline. 


"Not stepping o'er the hounds of modesty." 

This miss, vivacious and versatile for her size, 
could crash the gates of any office with her 
business-like demonstration of efficiency. She has 
worked in our commercial department all of her 
high school days and the many characteristics she 
has shown proclaim her capability of becoming a 
fine stenographer some day. For this we truly hope. 


"Those waves one sees upon her hair 
Would surely give you mal de mer." 

Always "on the go," full of vim, sociable, and 
inspired with a devil-may-care disposition, this 
social butterfly fluttered amongst us, pausing for 
only the compulsory five hours. Her good-nature 
and pep enabled her to enjoy and enliven those 
few hours. Many of us will miss her cheery smile 
and gav chatter in the coming years. 


"The matchless Ganymede, divinely fair." 

Emily is one of the more unobtrusive members 
of our class. Her immobile expression especially 
when viewed from the profile could easily vie with 
that of any Grecian goddess. To this gentille 
mademoiselle we bid, "Bon voyage." 

I 1 * 

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"Tis often constancy In change the mind." 

When Evelyn decides to do something or forms 
an opinion, her derision is final and nothing can 
make her change her mind. However, this char- 
acteristic does not mar her personality, for other- 
wise she is likable and friendly. Though she 
comes from up in the "sticks" her proficiency in 
dancing is quite commendable and well-known. 
Lots of luck. Eveh n. 


"Bashful sincerity and comely love." 

A dignified, quiet, studious, young ladv with a 
charming smile, and a true friend. — Doris is a 
fine addition to any school. When dragged forth 
from her shell, she is found to be pleasant com- 
pany, good-natured, and fun-loving. The future 
augurs well for you. Doris. 


"Music haw charm." 

This pelite girl with the broad grin assumes that 
quiet, meek appearance so customary to many of 
our girls, but rending asunder this veil, we behold 
a lively, happy individual, a talented pianist, and 
a great oal. 


( la»* Day Committer Manager of Football 4 

Student Council 

**Sdid pudding againM empty prainr." 

A hard working member of his class, "Al" has 
In ch very quiet at times, but his presence has al- 
ways i>een enjoyed. His athletic ability has been 
well manifested in his deftness in carrying the 
water-pail for our completing heroo of the grid- 
iron. Quelle soil toujour* aussi douce quelle est. 



Methuen High School 


Class Play 

"All we ask is to be let alone." 

Calmly but indifferently, Mr. and Mrs. Grai- 
chen's eldest contribution to humanity surveyed 
Methuen High three years ago as he stood before 
its beckoning portals. With that same calm indif- 
ference he has mastered his studies and earned his 
parchment and wax, condescending only to grace 
a jolie demoiselle with his presence at some school 


( ass Pianist Basketball 4 

"I've got Rhythm." 

Paderewski, Weissmueller, and a basketball 
champ combined — this tall blond youth has been 
an outstanding member of our class. Though his 
athletic accomplishments bid high for him in 
future Olympic games, he would like to be a pro- 
fessional pianist, a career in which he is sure to 
go over with a forte forte bang. 


Blue and Wliite 4 

"Wisdom is only found in truth." 

"Lessons first," says Ruth, who is one of our 
bright young girls. No matter what the subject, 
Gumby is ready for all the questions. Keep plug- 
ging, Ruth, and you will surely reach the top in 
any field you enter. 


Baseball 3, 4 Football 4 

"You've got to be a football hero...." 

This youth has an enviable record for ably 
carrying the pigskin over the goal line. It cer- 
tainly isn't his fault that the squad modestly re- 
frains from talking about its records. Andy, how- 
ever unnoticeable he thinks it, feels he has a way 
about him that drives the fair young things ga-ga 
over him. Keep it up, Andy, for you have suc- 
ceeded in no small degree. KA\ei» 




"His virtues formed the magic of her song." 

Serious while studying, joyful while plaviug, 
that's the way with Warren. Although Warren 
usually tends to his studies in the classrooms, he 
sometimes takes time of!" to make eyes at a certain 
female. Well, we wish you luck. Warren, in bus- 
iness and otherwise. 


Class Day ConnfttM Basketball 4 

"\X ith a mile t<> grift nencmc" 

Barbara is one of the "up-and-coming" class 
members. A true all-round student, she played a 
good game of basketball and didn't fare too badly 
in her studies. Her good looks, her friendly smile, 
and her willing aid have spelt the word "popu- 
larity" after her name. Good luck, "Babs." 


Manager Baseball 4 

"Mult uui in parvo." 

This fun-loving, free-mixing gentleman with the 
careless bravado has been one of our "favorites." 
In his Senior year. "Fritz" acquired a Ford which 
was the means of transportation of quite a large 
firoup of boys who hung on any when in order to 
get a free ride. May this Ford never get a flat 
on your journey to success. 


"Reproof on his lip, but a smile in his rye." 

Al's favorite pose — sitting on one foot while 
swinging the other, supporting his head with one 
hand while scratching it with the other and poring 
over a mathematics book. This boy was the mathe- 
matical wizard of the class, amazingly astute for 
his size. Good luck, Chris. 



Methuen High School 


"How quick and buoyant art thou." 

This girl has led a calm, cheerful life at Me- 
thuen High. For sociability, for quick answers, 
for her charming personality, Georgie is known 
and endeared to us all. Success, Georgie, in what- 
ever you choose to do. 


Book Committee 
Traffic Officer 4 

Cheer Leader 4 
Class Play 

"All the world loves a lover." 

Entering high school in his Senior year, John- 
nie has made many friends and fine progress. His 
deep husky voice has frequently softened to whisper 
sweet nothings into the ears of one of our popular 
Juniors. His ambitions are high and the way is 
dark; but here's to your success, Johnnie. 


Football 3, Captain 4 

Book Committee 

Class Treasurer 4 

"Those athletic brutes whom undeservedly we call brutes." 

Bob has navigated a straight and steady course 
to the end. Winning for himself class honors and 
athletic achievement which few of us can boast, 
Bob merely smiles. Although one of the few quiet 
members of our class, his exhibition on the grid- 
iron has won him much distinction. Here's to 
another touchdown, Bob. 


Book Committee 

Class Will 

"He's always got his nose on the grindstone." 

Due to his being unusually quiet and reserved, 
Art wasn't "found" until his senior year. When 
he became known, he displayed strong determina- 
tion, pronounced ambition, and an amazing cor- 
diality. Business-like and thorough in all his un- 
dertakings, he has been a rare gem. He plans to 
enter the business world where success is sure to 
knock at his door. Keep up the good work, Art. 



Mkihi k\ EIigh School 



"(ii|£gl«-s is iht- nam«v" 

Alice is a girl who never appears disturbed or 
worried, doom is never present wherever this 
rollicking, giggling girl is. She is forever bub- 
bling over with, — impishuess. perhaps. Mav this 
rnerr\ maid alwaxs be happ) . 


"Things were tirsl made, llien words." 

Blonde (it s natural I ... pleasant .. .gracious. . . 
friendl) .. .proficient candy seller. . .the domestic 
motherly type (her greatest charge has been in 
mothering the above Alice through her Senior 
\ear I . . . likes her jokes. . .amusing. . .mania for 
losing things. 

JOHN IK)\ \\ \>l \\ 

"Still walrr runs deep." 

John's line manners plus his calm and reserved 
personality have netted him a host of friends. 
Through his plodding ambitious nature he has 
gained some repute as a line officer in the Cadets. 
In those few instances that John did engage in dis- 
course, he revealed opinions that displayed ki-en 


"S|m-«-|i is ureal bui hilenre in jrrealer." 

John answers to the description of shy. retiring, 
dependable, and trustworthy. Though he took no 
active part in athletics, he was a devoted follower 
of the incomparable prowess of our teams. John 
leaves us as he came, — a man of no entanglements. 
Rest of luck, Johnnie! 



Methuen High School 


Traffic Officer 4 

"A physician is nothing but a consoler of the mind." 

"Doc" (no, he resembles not ye good old "Doc- 
tor Jekyll" ) is quite versatile. In trigonometry he 
was an ardent exponent of the merits of our ath- 
letic teams with the able assistance of Charlie 
Callahan; in Latin, a lamb; in French, an imp: 
in English, a comedian; and in chemistry, a seri- 
ous, deep-thinking student. Our best wishes go 
with him. 


"Brevity is the soul of wit." 

Bid for fame... wit and vociferation. 

Politics. .. "I stand on my own two feet. Let 
no one doubt my ability." 

Hobby. . .wrapping her long arms around some 
poor forward's neck while playing basketball. 

Clubs. . .1. 0. F. S. (Independent Order of Free 
Speakers) . 

Future works. . .Essays, "The Value of Latin to 
Civilization," and "The Romance of Chemistry." 


"Science is organized knowledge." 

Here is an example of a scientist in the making. 
Not content with one period a day of chemistry 
and physics, Howard has spent his study periods 
and spare time experimenting in the "lab" and 
matching ideas with Mr. Brown. Quiet and un- 
assuming he has surprised us all by plunging into 
the midst of a complicated problem in science and 
coining out with the right answer. Keep it up, 
old boy. 


"There is no knowledge that is not power." 

Brilliant student. . .petite. . .popular. . .diligent 
..."wreathed smiles" ... sparkling eyes... an ex- 
cellent stenographer in embryo ... Considerable 
loss to Miss Whitehead. 


Mkthi kn High School 


Ba.krlball 4 

"(h.»| with thi>M- who persevere." 

I his is the amhitious AJdona who. when 
makt>> up her mind to do something, does it. 
example. . .last year she was a sophomore and in 
June she graduates. No, it is not a magical triek. 
It's just due to her pluckiness. Mav vour future 
progress he in more leaps and hounds. Aldona. 



< 1'ropheo 

"A pretty face is like a melody." 
The gods smiled quite widely when they blessed 
this girl. Endowed with attractiveness, a sunny 
disposition, popularity, sociability, and a pleasant 
smile, she has made a great hit with us all. Adios 
and bon voyage. Margaret. 


"Ftxm a little spark may burst a mighty flame." 

Methuen High without Marion would be like a 
bottlfl of ginger ale without its pop. Alive, peppy, 
vigorous, and fun-loving, she has brightened our 
dreary days with her infectious giggle and bub- 
Ming laughter. But what would Marion be without 
her sarcasm and shrugging shoulders? 


L01 IS1 Mil I M \ KNIGHT] \ 

Men may tome and men may ro. 
But I go on forrvrr." 

We seldom hear from Louise, whose whole world 
• enters in her studies. She has never brought to 
play anv of her wo manly wiles on the gentlemen of 
the class, but has devoted herself to becoming a 
diligent student. For quietude she is unexcelled; 
for a friend, most sincere. She is one of us who 
is sure to succeed. 



Methuen High School 


"Lovely to look at." 

Lucid blue eyes, dimples and an alluring smile 
are Julia's outstanding characteristics. Beauty is 
not her only asset, — for she is very systematic and 
efficient in her commercial work. Au revoir, chere 


"Fare thee well, for I must leave thee, 
Do not let this parting grieve thee." 

Endowed with good humor, an agreeable dis- 
position, and vitality, this fair maiden has un- 
affectedly surveyed with twinkling eyes all our en- 
deavors, social, academic, and otherwise. Atten- 
tive to her studies and subject to modesty she has 
proven herself a real friend among friends. 


Class Play 4 

"God Bless Our Happy Home." 

This parfaite dame is one of our most amicable 
classmates. The proud tilt of her chic head gives 
voice to the fine characteristics which she possesses. 
Her depiction of a woman of the world in our class 
play offers us an opportunity for contrast. Happy 
landing, Shirley. 


Orchestra 2, 3, 4 

"Music that brings sweet sleep down from the 
blissful skies." 

Tall, quiet, smiling Henry and his Stradivarius 
are as inseparable as the Siamese twins. Not con- 
tent with lending his noble efforts to those of 
our school orchestra, he has organized a group <>1 
his own and has been vei \ successful in his pres- 
entations. Some day we will hear that our "little" 
Henry has made good in his musical endeavors. 


Hh.h School 


Traffic Officer 3. 4 

"I prefer silent prudence In loquacious folly." 

This blund. curly haired youth's obliging deeds 
have ranged from putting the nickel in Rowan- 
open-air transport to ministering to some dilapi- 
dated vehicle that has seen better davs. Mav his 
future efforts be successful! 

Rl III IRI \l I \\\-n\ 

IU-k.-ll>all 3. 4 

Hockey 2 

"Sweets In the »«.-. I 

I his 20th centun maiden is a splendid athlete 
and her friends know her as "the spark of laugh- 
ter." It is our firm conviction that no adverse con- 
ditions will make Ruth a cynic, for her "smiling 
thru" attitude will prevail. 


\ alcdiclorian 

"Ami still v»c ga^ed and still our wonder grew. 
1 hal unr small head could carry all she knew." 

A mop of curly hair, a friendly smile, a willing 
aid characterize this bright light of the class. 
""Leo" seemed to know more than any one of us 
though she carried home the least number of books. 
She acquired her parenthetical appendages while 
breaking in the prancing steeds up in the "sticks." 
Her future training grounds will be at Eraming- 
ham Normal where she will become one of our fu- 
ture, dignified schoolmarms. Tuo successu! 


II"' Committee 4 Class Poem 

"A winning way. a pleasant smile, 
l)re»se«l so neat and quite in style." 

Barbara is an attractive member of this class, 
and has always been very friendly. Her ex- 
cellent taste in dressing is well known to all. but 
her fastidiousness in this line did not detract from 
her scholastic ability. We wonder why she is a 
frequent visitor to Andover? What's the attrac- 
tion. "Barb"? We wish you the best of luck in 
whatever you choose to do. 



Methuen High School 


"What's the use of worrying?" 

Taking advantage of the constitutional realiza- 
tion of her inalienable right of "pursuit of hap- 
piness," Rita has always found something amu- 
sing and has enjoyed her stay among us with her 
customary good humor. Ambitious and diligent, 
she has maintained a high scholastic standing. Rita 
leaves us to serve humanity via nursing. 


"Bashful sincerity and comely lure." 

Black locks and a refreshing smile combined 
with a pleasing personality present this young 
lady to you. Beneath these qualities there is deep 
sincerity and an understanding nature. With these 
splendid characteristics we are positive that the 
profession she desires, nursing, is one she is highly 
qualified for. 



"Studious of elegance and ease " 

In spite of her petitenes Margaret has filled a 
very large place in our class. From our first meet- 
ing she has been a very brilliant student and a 
prominent classmate. Slightly subject to talkative- 
ness and possessing a mischievous wink. Margaret 
is well-liked. Her diligence and perseverance in 
her studies are admired and envied. 


"My latest find. Heaven's last best gift, my 
ever new delight!" 

Although Martha has the habit of getting under 
our skin sometimes, we can not help liking her. 
Kind-hearted and studious, Martha has been ever 
willing to aid others and her efforts to please her 
teachers have made her famous. Lots of luck, 


Mktim bn I Ik. ii School 


"Thr attrartitr arr nc\cr desolate." 

"Pop" is the name. . .clothes a la mode. . .good 
looking. . .neat. . .nary a hair out of place. . .likes 
dancing. . . peppv . . .popular. . . almost flirtatious 
. . .has nur wishes for success. 


Ba-kriball 4 

"Si WHIM i* more t-lixpjrnl than words " 

Favorite hook -Daily Record. 

Favorite sport — Beating around the hush in Eng- 
lish period. 

Favorite screen star — Steppen Fetchit. 

Favorite long— When The Work s All Done This 

Favorite studv — The science of hetler haskethall 

M VR\ LOl ISI Mi M I II l I 

Stuili'iil Council 

"But still her longur ran on. thr le«s 
Of w right it borr. with greater ease." 

Nothing trouhles Mary Lou so much as keeping 
her mouth closed and being meek. A blonde maid 
with a waltzing walk and fluttering hands, she was 
addicted to excessive expostulation and a tendency 
to Ih' sarcastic. In spite of these weaknesses and 
a desire for varielv in her machines. Man Lou has 
been a fine classmate and we wish her the best of 

I RN1 -I Willi \\l \l. Kl NZII 

Qw Da> (Chairman |v> Oratioi> 

Hlur and While 4 

"Blame it on his youth." 

This hale, hearty, jovial and ambitious youth of 

the Senior play and Senior class has won a place 

for himself in our memorv as a popular man about 

school. In his Senior year his real pride was in hi- 

modified "soup strainer" growing on his up|ier lip. 

\Xe wonder if "Mac" thought this gave him "what 

it takes" or that the lure of drama was so deeply 

instilled in his soul that he hoped to twirl it on>* 

day and imagine himself playing the part of the 

villain. He never missed an opportunity to trip 

the light fantastic with the fair sex at our class 

parties. Hold everything. St. John's Prep, here he 



Methuen High School 


"Come and trip it as you go 
On the light fantastic toe." 

We present a girl who rarely loses her temper! 
Never have we seen Helen ruffled or disturbed. 
For this reason she has many friends and is 
well liked. She is always a sweet and courteous 
person, ever willing to help. Here's to your luck 
and happy days, Helen. 


"Deepest rivers flow with the least sound." 

Viola is a redhead — shy, quiet, and retiring in 
classrooms. She has a keen sense of humor but 
has only displayed it outside of the school grounds. 
Lots of luck, Viola. 


Class History 

"Poets are all who love, who feel great truths and 
tell them." 

Among the poetically inclined students of our 
class, "Gert" is outstanding. Vitally alive and an 
excellent student, she is greatly loved by her inti- 
mate friends. May your future be like the rhythm 
of your poetry, ''Gert." 


"There's a song in my heart." 

Humming and always happy (at least she ap- 
pears so). Mary is one of our most admirable 
girls. . .for who wants gloom in his company? But 
her love for frivolities does not interfere with her 
studies for she has taken them very seriously and 
diligently. Bon voyage, Mary. 


MBTHUBM Hk.ii School 


"Good nature anil good sense must ever join." 

We ail love Rose because she has been "herself" 
all through high school. Her sweet, calm, dear 
self and her excellent "French accent" will always 
be remembered by her classmates. You have our 
sincere wishes for sjecess. Rose, which is not. bv 
any means, precarious. 

Rl I II Ml Rl 1 II 5SI1 Ml M III I I 

"Every cloud has a silver lining" 

Reluctantly, we bid this witty classmate farewell 
— for out of a clear, blue sky and in a pessimistic- 
moment, Ruth can spring something that requires 
intellect to figure out. Vlay you always be opti- 
mistic, Ruth, in the road you choose to follow from 


"We have been friends together 
In sunshine and in shade." 

This girl is quiet in school, but otherwise when 
outside the school limits. A very good sport, 
Dot is much less sophisticated than she looks. With 
enthusiasm she has endured the trials of school life 
with us. Dot has not told us her plans for the 
future, but we surely wish her success. 


Hih.Ii Committee 4 Senior flay 

"Sweet and lovely." 

Though ever ready to laugh at some bright re- 
mark of our admirable throng, Grace has been real 
serious in regard to her studies. Her fly-away, 
black, wavy tresses combined with her smile and 
impudent nose have won for her a reputation as 
one of the fairest damsels of our class. Her acting 
in the class play well testifies to her dramatic 
ability. Lots of luck, Grace. 


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"Let us enjoy pleasure while we can; pleasure is 
never long enough.'" 

Alice Mortimer, secretary in the making, dance 
enthusiast, "hello" girl of the class, and Miss 
Whitehead's model student. Her broad smile and 
friendly disposition have won her a warm place in 
the hearts of her contemporaries, while her willing 
aid has merited her many friends. We wish you 
every success for the future. Alice. 


"Quiet and sociable " 

Clifford is a very sociable young man, although 
sin with the ladies. He's a great favorite with the 
l>o\ s and is classed by them as a real he-man. Suc- 
cess will be his and everybody wishes it for him 
whole-heartedl) . 


"Whatever anyone does or says. I must be good." 

This be-spectacled young man pursues his studies 
with much vim and vigor. Always prepared, Roy 
is ready to help anyone in trouble. Considering 
his present interests, we feel sure that Roy will 
some day stand before us condemning the world 
and its aims. Keep up the good work. Roy. 


"Look cheerfully upon me; 

Here. love, thou seest how diligent I am." 

This damsel with the flashing red hair is very 
conspicuous in our school corridors. Always busy 
with her studies and social affairs. Elsie leads a 
busy life in school. Methinks that she will be vers 
successful in the business world. 


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"llrr mind her kingdom, and her will her law." 

Helen is one of the members of our class who is 
inclined lo more serious pursuits. She has taken 
a deep interest in attaining a high scholastic stand- 
ing in our class and has not fared so badlv. When 
this Cahriel Mows her trumpet we hope that any 
resonance Mill benefit her troupe. Keep up the 
good work. Helen. 


"Tli> modes!}'* a candle to ihy merit. " 

\ era is one of the quietest and most modest girls 
in our class. She never has much to say, but the 
girls who are friendly with her find that under her 
quiet reserve she is ver\ pleasant. Vera is an 
asset to any class. 


"l.o\able and sweet." 

Petite brunette. .. likes dancing. . .cheerful .. . 
popular ... member of Al's "Me and the Girl 
Friend Society *. . .The girl for whose favor our 
star half-back played so well. . .unmercifully prac- 
tices her artifices on the gentlemen. . .best wishes, 


"When Irish eye* are untiling...." 

A happv-go-lucky individual, and an industrious 
student, though ever ready for fun. As Irish as 
Patty's porker, Rita has delighted many of us by 
her Irish ballads and assumed brogue. Her hu- 
morous anecdotes and wit have created quite a stir 
among her friends. With our sincere wishes for 
her success, this memlter of the class leaves the fold. 


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"But come what will, I've sworn it still, 
I'll ne'er be melancholy." 

Once in a while perhaps this boy did say some- 
thing weighty, but during those rare intervals no 
one was fortunate enough to be present to record 
the pearls of wisdom. This unsophisticated and 
mischievous scamp of the Senior class was alwavs 
having a good time and seemed really to enjoy life. 
His extremely free paraphrasing and the deviltry 
which he and his fellow sufferers participated in 
during English period will long be remembered. 
Greetings and salutations. Dick. 


"Her modest looks the cottage might adorn. 
Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn." 

Aldona is known by her quiet and reticent man- 
ner. She is always ready to help anyone and has 
gained many friends bv her thoughtful acts. Know- 
ing her as we do we take it for granted that success 
will be hers. 


"I am the very pink of courtesy." 

Shed warm glances upon this gracious lady — 
she's attractive, intelligent, and views the world 
through eves of hope and buoyant optimism. She 
ha« been an active member of "I Do Mv Part Club." 
We hope that fate will do her "part" with you, 


"With a smile so sweet and modest." 

Evie is everybody's friend. Possessing a benig- 
nant disposition and a sweet smile she has manv 
true friends who have duns fast and Ions. With 
her characteristic solicitude and conscientiousness, 
she has been most thoughtful of others and quite 
concerned about her studies. May success be yours. 


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"A brave man struggling in ihe storms of fate." 

M Eniie M ought to be a politician, for he could 
argue about anyone's point of view. Proof of this 
...Mr. El well's Commercial Law class. We ex- 
ped to hear from >ou. "Krnie." in the future, if 
miii make use of \our al>i I it v to debate. 

CHESTER \R 1 111 R Kil l \ 

Kasrltall 3. ('aptain 4 

"Here toda> but absent lumorron." 

"Chet" is a quiet fellow until you get him started 
and then — ! He is a favorite among the boys be- 
cause of his fun-loving disposition and athletic 
ability, but among the fair sex... he is quiet and 
reticent Besides having no mean reputation for 
slinging a baseball bat. he has a rather enviable 
record for evading tests which darken the horizon, 
for vmi see "Chet" has always regarded school as 
one other necessan evil. 


"Safely Mrs in ibe middle course." 

Doris has a retiring and pacific disposition. Gen- 
tle and exceedingly feminine with a disarming 
smile, this persistent student would l>e an excellent 
secretary . 

\1 \K!<>\ K\ 1.1. VN ROBINSON 

"Hope elevates, and joy brightens her crenl." 

A pleasing smile, a happy disposition, an am- 
bitious nature, and a true friend, .thus we introduce 
<>iir Mai inn who has gained manv friends during 
her high school years. Her voiced opinions and 
laughing remarks distinguish her independent, de- 
termined, and argumentative self. 


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''Then she will talk — good gods, how she will talk!" 

Characterized by an incessant flow of talk, danc- 
ing eyes, and a jouncing walk, this girl has flitted 
and flirted through our ranks. If she can talk her- 
self into half as much as she has talked herself out 
of, she ought to be a howling success. Can we ever 
forget those study periods when Thelma used to sit 
munching peanuts or potato chips while doing 
shorthand ! 


Track 3 

Book Committee 4 

Football 4 

'"The world's greatest men have not commonly been 
great scholars." 

Johnny surprised us all this year by plunging 
through the mire of the gridiron for the glory of 
our team. Stepping out still farther from his 
former shell, he displayed his fondness for playing 
jokes on the rest of his fellow students. Johnny is 
another one of us who has gone into the taxi 
business which left him quite busy though his fi- 
nancial results were nil. Here's to your success, 


"And her sunny locks hang on her temples like a 
golden fleece." 

This petite young lady with the golden tresses has 
daintily and most sociably labored with us. She 
has helped to make our social affairs a success by 
her marked ability in dancing. Happy landing. 


Track Manager 4 Traffic Officer 4 

"The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless." 

This member of our class has fared rather well so 
far from home. His cheerful disposition must be 
due to the early morning air of the country which 
he enjoyed driving down from the hills on his way 
to school. Hyland used to park his "limousine*' up 
on the hill so he could coast down to get it started. 
Loads of luck. Hyland. 

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Facult) Speaker 

"One thing i> forever good: that one thing is success." 

"Judv" has been an excellent student, determined 
to do her best and to make the most of her educa- 
tion. "Jud\" will \*e one of our pleasant memories 
of our hi<;h school days, for she has been a great 
pal. a _■<"»» I sport, and a cheerful acquaintance. 

i. las* Propheoj 


Student Council 

Football 4 

"Golden tun. like >unlight streaming on the marble 
of his shoulder." 

What is life without a song, a smile, and a 
friendly disposition? Mart) had a habit of com- 
ing to school giving a rather questionable repre- 
sentation of Bing Crosbv crooning, "Can It Be The 
Spring.''" This year, armed with a sunny smile and 
a good finger wave, he set out to make the football 
team, determined to do or die. He did. Best of 
luck. "Mart\." 


Football 4 Basketball 3. 4 

Baseball 4 
"I will drink life to the lees." 

"Joe" has decided! > been quite an asset to our 
school both in regard to athletics and liveliness of 
school hours. Sociability and optimism combined 
with nerve and vitality characterized this demon of 
Miss Lange's English class. Many of us will long 
remember this nonchalant chap as we reminisce 
of our high school days. 


Btm and Whttt 4 Basketball 4 

Chairman of Book Committee 4 

"Feeling like a -pring onion, strong enough for anything." 

Active in school work, exceedingly intellectual, 
athletic-, amusing, and filled with ambition arc 
the copious attributes possessed by "Kay." Tlx* 
coworkers of the book committee will always 
rememl>cr Iter foi the competent ".uidancc 
rendered in directing them. You have been a 
-pletidid student. "Kay," and if you put into life 
what you've put into school work, your great e-t 
ambitions will l>e realized. 



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"Great things come in small packages." 

A small boy with a large grin. . .has a fine sense 
of humor. . .shows Mr. Brown how it's done in 
Chemistry .. .sometimes bashful .. .claims he be- 
longs to the Woman Haters' Club (Oh, yeah! ) . . . 
feels life would be sweet if there were no men like 
Riley. . .plans to go to Essex Aggie. 


Traffic Officer 4 

"Concealed talent brings no reputation."' 

Possessing a fine permanent wave and not pos- 
sessing that "noise" so prevalent among the men 
of our class, Bob has stood out from the rest by 
his reserved and quiet manner. Within the con- 
fines of the library and with the competent support 
of "Swartzy" he was wont to make sarcastic com- 
ments on politics. Like a true cadet officer he was 
constantly on the run either trying to stuff one 
of his subordinates into a tight fitting uniform or 
issuing orders to the rest of his charges. Fare 
thee well, brother Searle. 


"Tall, dark, and handsome." 

This tall, dark, and handsome chap has kept 
baek any would-be rush from the ladies by his re- 
served manner and hands-off policy. He was very, 
very quiet in school and acted calmly and slowly 
at all times. Otherwise he was pleasant company 
and a good sport among the boys. The best of 
luck, Roman. 


Basketball 4 

"Wit is the salt of conversation." 

A good scholar, a fine basketball player, and an 
excellent equestrienne ... that's our "Muggins.' 
Nor can her sarcasm and wit be overlooked. 
Formerly quite reticent, "Muggins" has of late sur- 
prised many of us by her outstanding talents and 
fine points, one of which is the artistic lines of her 



Chu Udr 

" I lir daughter <•( drbatr." 

Il is our tirin conviction thai the indifferent 
Man would make an able lawyer. \ ivarious. 
attractive, and bubbling over with mischief. Man 
will he exceedingly missed bj her associates. 


( MM trader I llm-krv 2 

Ha«kriball t Hlue and Whit* Staff ft 

"\\ hilr IMMOfJ l.i-l- and pulsot beat 
The llicughu <•( I'livllit. *hall be swret." 

The success <>f the Senior Play may be ton- 
trihuted to the lustv veiling of "Phil" representing 
DO less than a milling mult. Nor has any brawnier 
arm than "Phil s" slung hash to our insatiable 
maws. Her muscular development may be at- 
tributed to her co-OJMration in leading the girls' 
basketball team on to the victories enjoyed. Art 
being her future stud v. can't you see the future 
dog food posters! What a licking the artistry of 
the oountrj is guing tu take! 


"I've But an invitation In a dance" 

With her side-kick. Mary Welsh. Kdna has in- 
dulged in that rhvthmic pastime— dancing. An 
exulterant spirit, humor and an agreeable tempera- 
ment constitute the characteristics of her dis 
position. Au revuir. old girl, au revoir. 


"He mm a verrav |m i fig lii genii) knight." 

With his drawl and engaging smile "Rub" has 
meandered through these last three years inc urring 
no enmities and invoking general liking. An 
authority on professional and school games, he ha* 
often been heard debating the outcome of impend- 
ing games with "the boys." Mastering intellc 
difficulties with his customary calmness, this boy 
has Itecn medioc re in his studies and his graduation 
will lie accepted as a marked loss in the drum 



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"Her bright smile haunts me still." 

Who's that laughing? Oh yes, we might have 
known. It's Vivian. She's the friendly miss whom 
everyone likes to see because of her pleasing per- 
sonality. She is always happy and always has a 
cheerful greeting. May success be yours in future 
vears, Vivian. 


"Stay as sweet as you are..." 

Few of us have had the pleasure of really know- 
ing Sarah, for she kept to herself a great deal and 
was rather quiet. To those who knew her as a 
classmate she was studious, quiet, and thoughtful: 
to those who knew her intimately, ambitious, hard- 
working, pleasant company, and a lover of sports. 
Her serious outlook on life combined with her am- 
bition will no doubt bring her success. 


''Fare thee well. Isabel." 

Isabel's sweet countenance has much behind it. 
for she is efficient in her studies, especially type- 
writing. Her popularity does not overshadow her 
scholastic standing, and we know she will be a 
benefit to the business world. May your wishes be 
fulfilled, Isabel. 


"For her own person it beggared all description." 

This willowy and wistful maiden is one of those 
uncommon persons whose few remarks are noted 
for their profound intellect. She is. indeed, an in- 
dividual incomparable for her rare character and 
disposition. Individuality is yours. Pearl, pre- 
serve it for future utility. 



"A pirating countenance i» a silent commendation." 

This intelligent \oung lad> has made two years 
in one, but has not allowed studying to gloom her 
countenance. She is jovial, sociable, and musically 
inclined. \ er> few have been so fortunately 
gifted, \ era, so add thanklulness to these qualities. 


Hlut and 9 hue Staff 2. 4 
< .Iieer Leader t 

Laptain uf Basketball 
Basketball 2. 3 

When the ability to talk was being passed 
around this gal certainly was on hand to receive 
her share. >hc has led with marked capability and 
vociferation the morning discussions held by her 
'gang.*' Being peppy, popular, attractively 
dressed, and athletic, her allurements have not been 
completely lost on us. Shirley has a strong 
leaning towards interior decoration and designing, 
an inclination, no doubt, developed from decor- 
ating a chair in Mr. Brown's chemistry class. The 
best of luck to you, Shirley. 


**Franknr»* i* a virtue." 

Ann is noted for her neatness, saucy nose and 
intrinsic smile. Her most outstanding character- 
istic is her candid manner; she never showers her 
friends with Mattery. She is tactfully frank with 
them. An excellent quality. Keep it up. Ann! 


"We heard an undistinguished giggle; 

I hen Gladys from around the corner niggled." 

Gladys, who n quite susceptible to giggling, has 
found our darkest moment of school life rather 
bright. Her incessant talkativeness and her well- 
known giggle combined with an omnipresent op- 
timism have made many friends for her. Gladys 
has always been ready with a helping hand even 
though she isn't a girl scout. Lots of luck. Gladys. 



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Traffic Officer 4 Book Committee 4 

"Genteel in personage, conduct, and equipage. 
Noble by heritage, generous and free." 

Everyone knows our cadet aide and therefore we 
need give this young man no introduction. Though 
Otis inhabits the fair countryside of Pelham, he is 
well known in the halls of M. H. S. The reason? 
That infectious grin. Long may it shine. 


"Let the die be cast." 

W hen we think of Mary, we think of her won- 
derful dancing. She is quite a "Party girl" and 
would "pep up" any social affair. She could al- 
ways be heard talking about some pleasant event 
at which she was present. Happy days, Mary. 


"She flies through the air with the greatest of ease." 

This flexible young woman has gained numerous 
friends at school, is active in sports, and has given 
her studies due attention. With these splendid 
achievements we do not doubt her future happiness 
and progress. 


Class President 2, 3, 4 
Class Play 

Major 4 

Editor of Blue and White 4 
Cheer Leader 4 

"None but himself can be his equal." 

George has gracefully glided into place for prac- 
tically every honor the school has offered. Effi- 
ciently and modestly has he worn his medals, too. 
One of the smooth dressers of our motley crew, 
with a sincere smile and a cheery greeting, George 
has trodden the road of popularity and good for- 
tune. Though he quite decidedly manifested a 
variety in the fair damsels, he is quite determined 
in regards to his going to military school, in spite 
of his ability in the fine arts, drawing and dra- 
matics. May success await you wherever you go. 


Mktim'kn Hk.ii Sc hool 1935 


"FlhlHilH lli.-uplit anil lining wisdom with 
r«rh studious >rar." 

Sophie, by her industry and ambition, has com- 
pleted the prescribed high school course in three 
years with a fine scholastic standing, but her clever- 
ness does not all center in her studies, for she is 
a brilliant piano teacher. With painstaking care- 
fulness, stick-to-iliveness. and marked ability. So- 
phie has ploughed through the ranks to the lead. 
A good sport and an agreeable associate, she leaves 
a host of friends behind her. 



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drahiratttm (Arrangements 
for 1935 

Valedictorian . 
Speaker by Class 
Speaker by Faculty 

Address of Welcome 
Class Poem 
Class Ode 
Class History . 
Class Prophecy 

Class Will 

Ivy Orator 

(iraouaiion Speakers 

Leocade Leighton 
Margaret Madden 
Jack Carter 
Hedwig Sadowska 

(Elass pianist 
John A. Groswald 

Class Jpay 

(Music and 

George Wurzbacher 
. Barbara Libbey 
Words) Mary Stafford 
Gertrude Merrill 
Margaret Kelleher and 
Martin Savitska 
Arthur Hill and 
Priscilla Peabody 
. Ernest McKenzie 

(Ulass Ban (Committee 

Ernest W. McKenzie, Chairman 
Albert B. Gordon 

Barbara A. Hanley 
Elizabeth J. Doran 

^iook Committee 

Catherine F. Scannell, Chairman Robert G. Hewson 

Elizabeth J. Doran Arthur F. Hill 

Mary Q. Crowther Otis E. Titcomb, Jr. 

Barbara M. Libbey John B. Rogers 

Grace Morin John F. Hewson 


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HIS year. 1935, maika the three-hundredth anniversary of sec- 
ondary education in America. Since 1635. when the Boston 
Latin School was established in Boston, it has been the ultimate 
aim of the public school to prove to the citizens of this country 
how vital education i> in the moulding of America s plastic youth. 
Therefore. a> we Seniors close the last chapter of our High School career, 
let us spend a few moments of reminiscence upon the three years we have 
-pent in the Edward F. Searles High School, during which time we have 
striven to qualify ourselves to meet the situations of life and have founded 
friendships with the faculty and our fellow students. Perhaps this recol- 
lecting will enable us to realize more fully the advantages both intellectual 
and social which have been our* — advantages that date their origin back to 
the pioneers in education who endeavored to advance scholastic instruction 
hevond the scope ot the Grammar Schools. 

September. 1932. w itnessed the introduction of two hundred and seven 
Students to the Fdward F. Searles High School who were to compose our 
CUSS, the Class of 1935. Our welcome was, no doubt, vastly different from 
the formal reception which the dozen or more boys received at the Boston 
Latin School three hundred year* ago. We were harassed by the upper 
cla&Smei] and sent helter-skelter in search of rooms that oftentimes did not 
«"\ i -t . We were only "silly, green, dumb Sophs." It was not long, however, 
before the feeling of ostracism had worn off, and we felt that we really 

Our euriositv wa- deeplv aroused when we heard the notice concerning 
a Sophomore assembly. It was the first one that we had attended in the 
High School. We sat humbly in awe of our speaker. Mr. Thompson, who 
after welcoming us and telling us that we were Sophomores — the lowest 
class in rank in the build inc- ami should, therefore, expect to l>e treated 
with disdain bv our superiors, in a more serious vein tried to impress upon 
our minds that whatever we gleaned from our High School education de- 
pended upon ourselves. He urged us to make the most of what was offered 
us. The majority of our class left that assembly with an earnest desire in 
our hearts to live up to the standards that been placed before u-. \\ hether 
we have or not, onlv we ourselves know. There have been no great obstacles 
to hinder us in the furthering of our knowledge a* there were in the earlier 
<la\». We have alwavs received free text-books and other educational neces- 
sities as pens, pencils, and paper. There is not one of us who has had to 
tramp three or four miles to school or suffer the hard-hip- of severe labor 



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in order to obtain an education. It cannot be said that "opportunity has not 

Within the next few weeks, we attended another assembly at which we 
elected the following class officers: George Wurzbacher, President; Albert 
Butterworth, Vice-President; Shirley Cox, Secretary; Stanley Jozokos, 
Treasurer. Miss Ruth Wright and Mr. Chester Brown were chosen to be 
our Class Advisers. 

During the latter part of September, the Senior Class tendered us a re- 
ception in the Central School hall. Invitations had been exchanged and 
there had been a general flurry of "who was going with whom and what to 
wear" among the feminine sex. After the grand march and welcome ad- 
dress by John McDermott, the Senior President, we were each presented 
with a carnation, a gift of the Seniors, by our own President, George Wurz- 
bacher. As usual, there were only a certain few who took part in the danc- 
ing. The unfortunate Sophomores who were necessitated by circumstances 
to assume the repugnant role of "wall flowers" were slightly disillusioned 
as far as school dances were concerned. We learned by our attendance 
what would be expected of us as sponsors when we were Seniors. 

The Sophomore- who were intimately acquainted with the upper- 
classmen received invitations to the annual Military Ball which was held in 
Lawrence State Armory, March 24, 1933. Those who attended anticipated 
the Military Ball of their Junior year with the keenest of pleasure. 

During the latter part of April and the first of May, we filled out elec- 
tive blanks on which we listed the subjects that we desired to take during 
our Junior year. Had we been attending school in the earlier days, we 
should have had no preference but to take Latin, Greek, Geography, and 
English. Imagine having to be able to translate and decline perfectly the 
paradigms of nouns and verbs in the Greek and Latin tongues in order to 
be eligible for admission to college. 

Just as dancing got into the feet of the youths of three centuries ago, 
and was indulged in with gusto — that is, until the scorching breath of re- 
ligious criticism curtailed it — so it got into our feet, and although there were 
no jigs, square dances, or minuets, the party which we held in May, in the 
Central School hall, was one that can be remembered with pleasure by the 
group that attended. 

Preceding Sophomore classes have always attended Senior Chapel in 
June. Because the assembly hall was not large enough to accommodate the 
students, we were denied this privilege. Although somewhat saddened by 
the departure of our idols, the Seniors, we rejoiced in the realization that 
our graduation was one step nearer. Thus our first year in the Edward F. 
Searles High School came to a close. 

September, 1933, sounded that ill omen — the knell of vacation. In 
spite of the fact that there were a few of us who did not want to return to 


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school, we did not adopt the attitude of a lad of two hundred years ago who 
-aid. Thank ihe l ord my jeans h'aint hrushed the dust off n no school wall 
mi pomped me all up with the pride of learnin*." We expected to he treated 
with preference hv the Senior! for we had known them when they were hut 
Junior- themselves. Distinction was, however, decidedlv lacking. The 
Senior* morel] acknowledged u> with a -liehtlv greater degree of favor and 
recognition than they had given u> in our Sophomore year. 

Ihe firs] assembly of our Junior year was held for the purpose of elect- 
ing clam officers. They were as follow-: George Wurzbacber, President: 
Charles Clifford, Vice-President; Jack Carter. Secretary; Henry Bierv, 
treasurer. Alhert (.onion and Charles Callahan were chosen to represent 
our class on the Student Council. 

During the earl) part of December, a representative t ailed at the High 
School to displav class rings. A committee was selected to choose our ring 
from the various st\le- that were offered. A reproduction in gold, on a 
black -etting. oi the Kdward F. Searles Tower, made our ring attractive and 
unique. Perhaps three hundred years from the present, they will he price- 
le-* heirloom-. 

February 2.'i. L934, was a memorable night for those who attended the 
annual Junior Part) in the school hall. The various committees realized 
that there no dotihl would he not only those hoys who, because they lacked 
the gumption to try, considered dancing "sissified,** but also bom hoys and 
trirl- who preferred not to dance. To overcome this dilemma, the hall was 
divided into two BOCtions. Tables were placed in one. on which games such 
as checkers, beano, and cards might he played. Kven the teachers who were 
present participated in the fun. The other section of the hall was occupied 
w ith dancers. A local orchestra furnished a repertoire of the latest song-hits. 

Melhuen, as well as many of the neighhoring towns, felt that liecause 
ol .1 deficit in fund- hasehall would have to he discontinued. Therefore, the 
three classes ot the High School sponsored a hasehall dance which was 
loyall) supported. Consequently, the -port remained on our athletic 

The twenty-eighth annual Military Rail was held on March 24, 1934, 
in the Central School hall. Since we had heroine upper-classmen, a larger 
number of our group were present than during the preceding year. Ex- 
hihition drilling and a grand march consumed much of the early evening. 
\fter the judges had awarded the pri/e to the company performing its mili- 
larj tactics the hc-t. dancing was held. The officers of the Lawrence, Lowell. 

Haverhill, and Gloucester cadet corps were guests of our boys. 

The outstanding event of the year for the girls took place on April 27, 
1934. This was the annual exhibition of the Athletic Association. The first 
part of the evening was devoted to calisthenics hy the girls. Mr. Thompson 



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awarded letters to those who had played on the hockey and basketball teams. 
A grand march and dancing completed the evening program. 

June, 1934, did not take us unaware. We had very animatedly awaited 
its arrival, for two glorious months of vacationing were to follow — then, our 
return to school as Seniors! There were not many girls of our class who 
hoped that the Board of Education would suddenly adopt the attitude of 
1690 — "all a girl needs to know is how to spin and how much to pay for a 
peck of potatoes in case -tie is ever left a widow." for they anticipated their 
last year in the Edward F. Searles High School with more eagerness than 
any other. 

Fired with ambition and filled with expectation, we, in September, 1934, 
entered the Edward F. Searles High School as Seniors to conclude the final 
lap of our scholastic journey. At the time, we did not realize that we prob- 
ably are the last class to welcome the Sophomores to our school. Owing to 
the ever-increasing number of students, a plan has been proposed to have a 
two-session day next year. One advantage of this plan lies in the fact that 
the Sophomores will be spared the ordeal of incessant attacks by the Seniors. 

As Seniors we were given the privilege of going home at 12:45 — that 
i-. those Seniors who were not failing any subjects. This ruling had its effect 
upon the individuals who played on the various teams for a failure in any 
subject meant that they could neither go home early nor participate in the 
games. The students who rode on the buses watched their classmates leave 
the building with envious eyes for they had to wait until 1 :30 for their bus 
to come. 

Of the twentv-five girls who tried out for the class play, those who were 
chosen were Grace Morin, Grace Pfieffer, Shirley Lake, and Shirlev Cox. 
After a great deal of difficulty, we chose John Hewson, George Wurzbacher. 
Ernest McKenzie, and Walter Graichen from the boys. The play entitled 
"The Youngest" was given on November 23, 1934. in the Central School 
hall. The large audienrr was very pleased with the performance of our 
actresses and actors. 

During December of this year, Mr. Moxum. a man who has served as 
janitor of the building for many years, left. While he was in the High 
School, he acquired many friends. It seemed strange not to see him about 
the corridors or hear him reminding some of the girls that the de<ks had 
been in service for many years and were, therefore, not substantial enough 
for them to sit upon. 

On December 14, 1934, the first Class Party of the vear was held in 
the School hall. Students from all three classes enjoyed themselves at this 
affair. Some danced to the strains of Andy Haldane's "Merry Music 
Makers/' a group of our own musicians. Others played games in another 
part of the hall. 


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On*' of the great disadvantages of the two-session dav that may go into 
effect next year i- that it >eems probable that military drill will have to be 
discontinued. It ha- been rumored that the Ball which occurred on March 29, 
1935, in the Central School hall was the last one which Methuen High 
School Cadets will hold. The hall wa> attractively decorated in red, white, 
and blue. Kxhibitiou drilling and a grand march took place during the 
earlv evening. Dancing wa- held during the latter part. 

Because of the illness of our gymnastic instructor, Mi>s Dorothy Chad- 
wiek. there was no Girl>' A. A. dance this year. At an assembly in the school 
hall during April, it was suggested that a committee of girls take the affair 
into their own hand-. This plan, however, did not materialize. The omis- 
sion of this dance was a keen source of disappointment to the girls and also 
a few bo\> who wen- expecting invitation-. 

A teacher who entered the High School in 1932. the same year as we 
did, i- leaving with us. She will be missed by her many faculty and student 
friend-. We. the Class of 1935. earnestly wish Mi-- Kohler all the succe-- 

and happiness in the world. 

Now the History of the Cla-- of 19.35 is a closed book. In what is but 
a matter of a few hour-, we -hall clasp our diplomas in our hand-. Let it 
not Ik» -aid that we have wasted the effort* of our forefathers to advaive 
education beyond the Grammar School and prepare us — America's pla-ti« 
vouth — to meet the situation- of life. If we uphold the symbols that have 
been set before u> and make them an integral part of our lives, though the 
w .i \ be hard and the distance far. we will scale the difficulties to the stars. 

Gertrude Merrill 


Methuen High School 

Scene: Corner of Osgood Street and Broadway. 
Time: Tuesday, June 18, 1945, 10 A. M. 

Event: Outstanding Circus Parade, for which all the officials and 
citizens of the city of Methuen have "turned out." 

Margaret: Here comes the parade. 
Martin: How do you know? 

Margaret: Because there are Cyril Feugill, Chief of Police, and Police- 
woman Mary Stafford puffing around Legion Hall bend on their motorcycles. 

Martin: Here come Robert Stronach, Chester Riley, and John Hewson, 
those tiny men, carrying a mammoth sign advertising the Thompson- 
Scannell Circus. 

Margaret: There is Major Sam D'Orto with his secretary, Jeannette 
Bernard, followed by his staff of aldermen. 

Martin: Look at those three sedate gentlemen strutting along with their 
shiny silk "toppers" cocked to one side. Paul Berwick has at last become 
Superintendent of Schools. (Paul always did love school.) Walter Grai- 
chen, Highway Supervisor, was re-elected because he so successfully re- 
paired rough Pelham Street. Ramon Sierpina, Supervisor of Parks, has 
become expert in keeping cows from grazing on the public playgrounds. 

Margaret: Madeline Foley, State Representative, is saluting the many 
friends who assisted in her recent campaign. 

Martin: There is Colonel George Wurzbacher, highest ranking officer 
in New England, riding at the head of a troop of his cavalry. 

Margaret: Phyllis Stowell and Vera Nicholson, the popular and much 
publicized sponsors of the parade, are driving by in an An-dane car, de- 
igned by our old schoolmate, Andy. 

Martin: Listen to the medlev of those brightly dressed musicians. 
Why, there are Lillian Rothe and Ernest McKenzie playing trumpets, and 
Ruth Briggs and John Rogers having a difficult time producing music from 
their trombones, as they march up Town Hall Hill. 

Margaret: Shirley Lake and Frederick Harnisch are playing clarinets. 
Aren't Vivian Sutcliffe and Warren Halstead securing lovely, mellow tones 
from their comets? 


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Martin: \e>. And that hip girl playing the hass horn is Margaret 
Madden. The snappy drummer. Carlton Dill, is assisted by the husky John 

Margaret: Edna Bracketl i* awakening echoes with her clattering cvm- 
btla. flow Strange that quiet little Edna should have taken up the playing 
of noisy cymbals as her life's work. 

Martin: Here come the dude Westerners. John Hovanasian and Marian 
Robinaon, also Hoy Nelson and Georgianna Hawkins. 1 never expeeted to 
-«•«• the day when Johnny and the rest would dash hy on horseback. 

Margaret: It seems as though the wild Indians. Otis Titeoml), Kath- 
leen Beerere, Carl (j)>sir. and Martha Manahan. are in pursuit of the West- 
erners. It i* strange to hear them emit such Mood-curdling yells. 

Martin: Nevart Kamltegian is leading the parade of elephants on her 
favorite. Jumho. Emily Gardiner and Hetty Doran appear to he having a 
difficult time maintaining order in the rest of the herd. 

Margaret: Hen- come the prize black and white trick horses, led by 
those two well-known equestriennes, Louise Rnightlv and Elsie Nevins. 

Martin: This slight wind makes it difficult for little Hedwig Sadowska 
and Alice Hoellrich, balloon vendors, to keep their feet on the ground. 

Margaret: \ erna Hoeplmer and Viola Medauer are very well adapted 
to keeping those camels in perfect order. Probably \ erna gained her ex- 
perience by keeping the sweets-hungry from upsetting her candy-room back 
in High School days. 

Martin: Were come the daring animal trainers, Dorothea "Beatty" 
Manlev and Marv Welch, elephant trainers, and Sarah Sweet, seal trainer, 
with their four assistants, Hyland Rowan, John Collins, Robert Hewson, and 
Joe Marsden, who do not appear discomforted as helpers. 

Margaret: Hen- come the cages: In the first there are two man-eating 
lions. The cart is being driven bv Aldona Karsokas and Thelma Robinson. 
In tin- second are two Bengal tigers driven by Doris Giles and Dorotln 

Martin: The wagon "giddapped" and "whoa-ed" by Henrv Biery and 
Udona Paplaskas encloses a ferocious gorilla. It is remarkable that the 
beast remains quiet with all the thundering cominc from the driving seat, 
look at the tank full of seals rhauffeured bv Evelyn Pittard and Andrew 
tndruchow. The hippopotamus caaje, driven bv Charlie Callahan and Nabe! 
FVeije. brings up the rear, and proves that big things don't always go first. 

Margaret: Evelyn Caumond is leading a fife ami drum corps. She is 
pleasing the spectators by performing difficult tasks with her silver baton. 
Following her are Helen Mcl eod. Pearl Taylor, and Henry Lambert who 



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have discontinued their violin lessons and taken up the fife. Anna Kurowski 
and Priscilla Peabody have given up their singing lessons for cymbals. I 
wonder why? 

Martin: Rita Noonan, dressed in a uniform of deep blue with shiny 
brass buttons, is beating out the time on a big bass drum which is so large 
that she needs the assistance of John Caesar to carry it. The song that is 
being played is an old favorite, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young 
Charms and, to complete the beauty of the song, Ruth Gumb in her best 
Jenny Lind manner is singing, very melodiously, from a picturesque white 

Margaret: What's all that noise? Why. it's the peanut vendors. A 
common enough sight at a circus parade, I suppose, but what a commotion! 
Oh! I see, Robert Searle and Joe Scanlon are arguing because thev both 
want to sell a bag of their peanuts to Ruth Noble. She always did love 
peanuts, you know. 

Martin: Look! the aerialists! There are winsome Georgianna Crocs 
and Robert Hyde, the famous tight-rope walkers. They surely will make 
us hold our breath when we watch them perforin this afternoon. And so 
will the great team of Mesrobian and Schwarzenberg with their daring stunts 
on the flying trapeze. 

Margaret: Isn't that Grace Morin balancing Lois Finethy? Great sense 
of equilibrium, Ld say, and look at Marie Berw ick and Gert Jones turning 
continuous somersaults. There's something unique! — six white dogs trained 
to perform tricks at the command of their mistress. Rose Mills, and her team- 
mates. Rita Bruno and Ruth Mitchell. 

Martin: Look at the natural perfonners, Howard Jones, Badrig Bedro- 
sian, and Albert Gordon, the three greatest clowns in the world! That is 
usually a very hard act but they seem to have an easy time making the 
spectators laugh. 

Margaret: There are my favorites — Helen Nichols, Mary Louise Mc- 
Auliffe, Rita Livingston, and Isabel Taylor, the trick riders. They risk 
their lives at every performance to make the show exciting. 

Martin: Freaks are in every circus, but the ones advertised on that 
large banner being carried by Florence Duggan, Elizabeth Welch, and Bar- 
bara Hanley make all other freaks minute attractions. Al Groswald, the 
sword swallower, Margaret Spooner, the stout woman, are among the most 
notable. Richard Orr, the giant, and the two midgets, Jack (Tom Thumb) 
Carter and petite Anna Byrne, surely make a perfect set of opposites. 

Margaret: That must be the human cannon ball, Claire Lowry, with 
her assistant, Ruth Lawson. Wouldn't it be a calamity if Ruth should, by 
mistake, ever put in real shells instead of the prepared cartridges? 


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1 <):{.! 

Martin: Dressed in typical snake ehanner attire are Anne Thorpe, 
Allhea Drouin. and Julia krukonis. They Mow their oboes with strenuous 
determination to keep that King Cobra in a peaceful mood. 

Margaret: Who are those two people shouldering their wav through 
the large crowd in Marian kfoury's Kandy Shoppe? Why, they are Tommy 
C i a d ell o and Gladys Tidswell, each enjoying a chocolate fudgiele. 

Martin: An attractive hanner advertising the hand competition of Guv 
BeaTa Silly Syncopater> \>. Shirley Cox's Rhythm Ramblers, is being carried 
by Sophie Zekis and Doris Robinson. I understand that those two maest roc- 
arc widely celebrated in the musical circles of the country. 

Margaret: Did you know that, along with the band competition, there 
is also going to be a dance competition to decide which of the two most 
famous dance teams is the better? We shalf not know which one to cast 
our VOtCfl for, however, l>ecause Alice "Ginger" Mortimer and Alphonsc 
"A»taire" Hatem with their splendid dance routines are classed with Bar- 
bara "keeler" l.ibhe\ and Krnest "Jolson" Richardson. 

Martin: Have you heard the thrilling news that two popular members 
of the Thompson-Scannell Circus, Mar\ Crowther and Arthur Hill, have 
come back to their old home town, Methuen. to be married in a cage full of 
lions? Mary intends to keep on satisfying the appetites of the circus people 
with her delicious cooking ami Arthur will continue his hectic career as 
water boy to the elephants. 

Margaret: The shrill whistling tunes of the colossal steam organ fore- 
tell the end of the parade. This particular organ is the only one of its kind 
and was made especially for this circus in the Searles Organ Factory man- 
a tied bv Clifford Nelson and Vera Taylor. It requires three competent 
ladies. Marian Goebel. Barbara Rragdon, and Gertrude Merrill, to operate 

Martin: Oh. there is the last thing in the parade. What is it? Why. 
it'- an obi. old. 1935 Maxwell machine and that is Seth Lambert driving, 
with l.etxade Leighton ami Edna Strauten sitting up on the back Beat Tin- 
large *ign on the back reads. "Come to the Thompson-Scannell Circu-." 

Martin Savitska 
M\i«.\hki Kki.i.khkk 


Metiiuen High School 

Know all men Ly these presents that we, the 1935 graduating class of 
the Edward F. Searles High School, Methuen, Essex County, Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, heing of sound mind, do hereby make this our last will 
and testament, cancelling all previous wills in this way. 

We, the fourth period commercial-law class of room four, do hereby 
will and bequeath to our beloved teacher Mr. Elwell, this box of Smith 
Brothers' Cough Drops, hoping that by doing so we can prevent his borrow- 
ing any from the succeeding class. 

We, the active members of the Methuen High School Football squad of 
1935, do hereby will to the high school faculty a pen, with which they may 
write down our glorious record. 

We, the 1935 Boys' Basketball team, being in full possession of our 
faculties, do will and bequeath to Woodbury High School a new referee 
for the Methuen-Woodbury games. 

We, the 1935 Baseball team, do will and bequeath to the succeeding 
Baseball team this bus, so that they will not have to depend upon machines 
for transportation. 

We, the first period Shorthand Class of Room 14, do will and bequeath 
to Miss Whitehead this hammer and these nails, so that the next time her 
heel comes off in class, she will have all the necessary tools on hand to 
repair her shoe. 

We, the seniors, take great pride in willing to Professor Brown of the 
Chemical Laboratory the affirmed book on "How to Teach." 

[, Althea Drouin, of sound mind and body, do will to Richard Bunting 
this snow shovel, so that next winter he may make just twice as much profit 
as last. Perhaps, Richard, this shovel will be much easier to carry around 
with you. 

I, Robert Hewson, being of sound mind, do will to Edward Cyr this 
brand new motorcycle, so that he won't have to "thumb" his way home from 
late football practice. 

I, Lillian Rothe, being; of sound mind, do will and bequeath to Geral- 
dine Burgon a mirror, so that she will not have to bother other pupils when 
they are all ready to leave school at 1 :30 by borrowing their mirrors. 

I, Henry Biery, being of sound mind, do will and bequeath to Zola 
Farris a pair of durable roller-skato for reasons best known to herself. 


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1. Mary Crowther, being of Bound mind, do will and bequeath to 
Franklin Smith thi> shorthand equipment, that he may have the privilege of 
taking dictation from Mr. Thompson. 

I. Thomas Ciardello. being of tin- u>ual state of mind, do will to Joseph 
I.obcllo thi> adhesive tape to put over his mouth, in the hope that it will 
halt his noisy chatter. 

I, Thelma Robinson, being of unsound mind, do herehv will and be- 
queath to Raymond "Red* 1 Wilde this chisel. I sincerely hope that this will 
help Kay to chisel eats from next year's Senior girls. 

I. Andrew Haldane. of sound mind and body, do bequeath to Francis 
Jones a fountain pen. BO that he will not have to fill his ink well for every 
shorthand test. 

I. Marion Goebel. do hereby will and bequeath to Elizabeth Stronach 
a "Riddle and Joke Hook"* to study, so that in the future she won't be fooled 
BO often. 

I. John Hew son. ol sane mind and sound body, solemnly will to Jack 
Granville this jar of secret formula to make his hair stick down more will- 

I, Viola Medauer. of sound mind and body, will to Eleanor Medauer 
my seat in music, so that she may exercise her vocal chords on music for 


I. John Hoy le, of sane mind, do w ill and bequeath to Donald Tuttle my 
chemistry book, the reminder of happy (?) hours. 

I. Emily Gardiner, of sane mind, do will to Jessie Price this automo- 
bile. BO that she may never have to walk to school again. 

I. Martin Savitska, of sane mind, do will to Joseph Berardi this ball, 
coupled with my great ball-playing abilities, which exceed those of any ot 
my fellow ball-players on the bench. 

I. Man Mesrobian. of sane mind, do will to Roxy Sarkisian this piece 
of cloth. BO that »he can make herself the pair of shorts which she has been 
en \ ing. 

I. Henrietta I.owrv. of sound Blind, do will to James Robinson a can 
of indelible paint and a brush, in order that he may keep his canoe well- 

1. Vivian Sutcliffe, do will and bequeath to Dorothy Neel this sta- 
tionery, in order that she may continue writing to Moses Brown School, in 
Providence. K. I. 

I. Warren Franklvn Halstead, of sound mind and body, will to Harr\ 
I .e-ure tbil book, in order that he may obtain a larger supply of old jokes to 
tell us. 



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I, Julia Krukonis, of sound mind, do will to Alita La Carte this box of 
rouge, so that she may forever keep her now rosy cheeks. 

I, Shirley Thompson, do will and bequeath to Muriel Stott a hitching 
post, so that she may keep all her young boy friends on the string and at 
the same time at a safe distance. 

I, Marion Robinson, of sound mind and bodv. do will to Arthur Nay- 
lor this canoe, in which he may take a certain Miss Leaver canoeing this 

I, Gertrude Merrill, do hereby bequeath to Bernice Wagland this water- 
ing can, so that she may help sprinkle her father's flowers. 

I, John Hovanasian, in sound mind and body, do hereby will to Walter 
Eaton, a nickel to put in his piano. 

I, Margaret Kelleher, of sound mind, do will to one Irene Burdin. this 
fur neck piece, to keep her warm when climbing Daddy Frye's hill next 

I. Lois Finethy, do will and bequeath to Anne Franklin Une haut" 
naix, which she may use in not only her French Class, but in all other 
classes as well. 

I, Marion Ruth Kfoury, will to Douglas Hoyt a pair of goggles, so that 
he can see Alice Langford better during his spare periods. 

I, Shirley Marie Cox, of unsound mind, will and bequeath to the on- 
coming Senior Secretary my notebook and pencil, which I have used con- 
tinuously in our class assemblies, so that she may carry on the good work 
which has so often given me "writer's cramp." 

I, Gladys Tidswell, do will to Dorothy Hall this pair of roller skates, 
so that her daily trip down Lawrence Street via the Hayden-Schofield Play- 
stead will not be quite so strenuous. 

I, Nevart Kambegian, will and bequeath to Nicholas Matses this pass, 
so that he may ride on the car every Monday when he misses the bus after 

I, Anne Thorpe, do will and bequeath to Frances Quinn this jelly 
doughnut, so that the next time Frances and I pass the bakery on our way 
home, we may have a little peace. 

I, Louise Knightly, will and bequeath to Mildred Moore a "New Home 
Cookbook,*' which I am sure she will be needing in the very near future. 

I. Isabel Taylor, do will to Virginia Leaver this curling iron, so that 
she may always keep her attractive ringlets. 

I. Mary Louise McAuliffe. being of sound mind (for once), do will to 
Mary Jackson my little car, with the earnest hope that she will have as much 
enjoyment in it as I have had. 


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I. Rita Livingston, do will and bequeath to Dorothy Parker a machine, 
mi that she may \ i > i t the C. C. C. hoys more often. 

1. Phyllifl Stowell, do will and bequeath to Bill Smith a jar of glue. 
m> that he may >tick to the right girl when he finds her. Here is also a bib 
to piOtecl the girl when they are on Pond Street. 

I. Albeit Marsden, of generally supposed sound mind, do will to Fred- 
erick A Halt. thi> rubber doll, to which he ran >ing in his spare moments. 

I. Vela Taylor, being of the u>ual state of mind, do hereby bequeath 
to Kali Stevens a dustcloth, that she may dust the seat> which she finds very 
convenient to use when crossing the hall. In this way she will reduce the 
cleaner"> bill for >kirts. 

I, Barbara Hanley. of sane mind, do bequeath to Catherine "Kay" 
Munro this ba>ketball. so that she may earn on my good work in the team. 

I. Georgianna Hawkins, being of sound mind, will and hequeath to 
Lucille Somer>et a bottle of Oriental (.ream, which I hope will preserve her 
lovely complexion. 

I, Hedwig Anne Sadowska. of sound mind and body, or rather sup- 
posedly sound mind and body, do will and bequeath to one active Junior, 
Micia Patricia Doyle, a strip of tickets for the Recreation Ballroom, so 
that she will never again have to worry about the admission price. 

I. Barbara I.ihhey. being ot sound mind and body, do w ill and bequeath 
to the pupil* of Room 10. a ventilation system in order to reduce the number 
of colds, a great many of which I have acquired during the last year due 
to open w inter*. 

I, Catherine Scannell, being of questionable mentality and decidedh 
weak physique, do will and hequeath to Christina Riley a box of matches to 
be need >-paringly in chemistry experiment-. 

I. \ era Nicholson, of sane mind ami sound body, do w ill to Helen 
Furneaux mv seat in Mis> Watkins'- English class, hoping that she will ob- 
tain as extensive a knowledge of grammar as 1 did. 

I. l)ori> Giles, being of sound mind and exceedingly generou> heart, 
do will to John Hall this speedy new car, so that in the future he will not 
have to ride to school in a bus full of unruly fellow students. 

I. Isal>el Freije. of supposedly sound mind, will to Alwyn Alekel a box 
of hair curlers, so that even on rainy days «,he may keep her curly locks. 

I. Dorothy Moody, do will and bequeath to Stanley Sheffel this elastic. 
10 that In- may have my pull with Mr. El well. 

I. Georgianna CroCS, in good health and normal mind, will and be- 
queath to a certain junior. Mark Saulnier. a megaphone in order that he 
may continue to Ik- beard while riding in the school bus. 

I. Betty Joan Doran. Iteiug of sound mind, will to Betty Hill this small 



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sample book, so that she may plan her wardrobe to coincide with mine, as 
she did in the past year. 

I, Rita Bruno, being of sane mind, will and bequeath to Claire Smith 
this bell, with the earnest hope that it will help her to make even more noise. 

I, Margaret Frances Spooner, being as yet of sane mind, do will to 
Gladys La Grange, with the hope that she will have more success with it than 
I did, this medicine to make her grow, so that as captain of next year's 
champion basketball team, she will be able to look down on the referee when 
disputing his decisions. 

I, Margaret Madden, of unsound mind, unsound body, and exceedingly 
generous heart, do will to my beloved kid sister Dorothy, this wrist watch, 
that she may be on time in the cafeteria to buy her lunch before the choicest 
delicacies have been plundered by more greedy souls than said sister. 

I, Ruth Mitchell, of sound mind, do will to Mary Scagel this notebook 
and pencil, so that she may keep a more accurate record of her numerous 

I, Anna Byrne, do hereby bequeath to Phil Morehouse this box of "Pep,'' 
so that he may keep his vim and vigor on our football field next year. 

I, Elsie Nevins, of sound mind and body, do will to Ruth Abercrombie 
this doll, which is to be used in her next puppet show. 

I, Martha Manahan, of sound mind, do bequeath to Angelina Dederian 
a pair of boxing gloves, so that in the future she will not have to struggle 
-o while taking orders in the cafeteria. 

In witness whereof we do set our signs and seals this 18th day of June, 
in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-five. 

Arthur Hill 
Priscilla Peabody 


Mbthuen High School 


3ltnj ©ration 

•^ODAY. we, the Seniors of Methuen High School, meet on these 
dear ground- to plant the ivy. which will keep alive our mem- 
orie> long after we, a- a class, have departed. Many of us here 
fail to understand the true reason for planting this modest and 
too green plant. Man> a-k themselves, why not plant a lieau- 
tiful rase bush, or a fine magnolia? De-pile the opinion of this group, the 
vear> go hy and the planting of the ivy remains a solemn tradition. 

I'erhap* the ivy i> too green, lowh as compared with the beautiful rose; 
perhaps it i> neither dainty nc»r fragrant, hut, as in the case of men, we can- 
not judge plant- hy external appearances. The glossy green of the i\y i- 
i- a mark of endurance and strength: the seeming insignificance of the ivy 
i | .1 mark of its scorn for elaboration. We plant the ivy for two equally 
important reasons. 

First, the i\v beautifies e\ery unbeautifaJ place its persistent, daunl- 
leas tendril-, reach; gi\ing youth to decayed >pot> and worn surfaces; en- 
livening the hare, red walls with timely splashes of bright, fresh, living 
green; ami it touche> them with new beauty and freshness that young men 
and young women, old men and old women, who love fresh, growing things 
w ill ever enjoy. 

Second, the i\\ i> a climbing, plucky plant, the symbol of deathless 
ambition, a persistent, obstinate, little vine, whose twigs shoot out in all 
direction-; gra-ping. nipping, feeling their way. till, at length, they secure 
I linn place to fa-ten upon, and there they cling, in spite of thunder, light- 
ning, rain, or -now . The young climl>er, if it may l>e aware of them, acknow- 
ledge- no obstacles. It knows no impossible heights, but goes over this 
COmioe, around that buttress, until it reaches the highest pinnacle. 

\\ illi like determination, we most face the world of today. Because 
„t economic ami political dithculties in our changing social system, no young 
man. no Noung woman, can ho|»e to succeed without the necessary grit, the 
phK-kj endurance to fight on. knowing no obstacles, recognizing no ^;™ ck *- 
fighting in the face of difficulties, -eeking a place in the world, just like the 
,x v If we do not fight, we -hall be crushed, beaten down by those more am- 
bitious than our-elxes. We -hall l»e plunged into that bottomless whirlpool 
,,f dun ohscuritv ami live fon-ver as common laborers, a future not pleasant 
to anticipate. 



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Keeping the ivy in mind, we must go cheerfully on. pushing forward, 
spreading happiness and beauty at all times and under all circumstances. 
\K e graduates might easily be compared to the ivy, for we all come from the 
common vine, this high school. Although we have all had the opportunities 
and undergone the difficulties usually encountered in a small town, some of 
us, less ambitious, will be content to be sidetracked and cling to some pre- 
carious support; others, like the more persistent twigs of the ivy, will go 
on to the heights. With the same opportunities to better our lots, may every 
one of us successfully go on to his chosen work. 

Ernest McKenzie 


(Class Statistics 



Barbara Hartley 

Best Looldng Girl 

Dorothea Manlex 

George Wurzbacher 

Best Looking Boy 

Roman Sierpinn 

J<»seph Scan Ion 

Most Athletic Bov 

Andrew Haldane 

Phyllis St o we 1 1 

Most Athletir Girl 

Ruth Lawson 

Martin Savitska 

Most Sociable Bo\ 

Andrew Haldane 

Shirlex Cox 

M«»st Stxiable Girl 

Margaret Kelleher 

Mary L McAuliffe 

Master of Sarcasm 

Marion Kfoury 

Martha M inahan 

Faculty Pet 

Shirley Thompson 

IVarl Ta\lor 

Class Bahv Girl 

Margaret Madden 

Ric hard Orr 

Class Baby Bov 

John Hoylc 

Grace Morin 

Biggest Borrower 

Charles Callahan 

\ iola Medaur 

Class Angel 

Roy Nelson 

Sam D'Orto 

Class Brute 

Clifford Nelson 

Henry Biery 

Best Mexican Athlete (B 

till Thrower I 

Ernest McKenzie 

Althea Drouin 

Biggest Bluffer 

Shirlev Thompson 

Henrv Biery 

Class Comedian 

Charlie Callahan 

Marx Stafford 

Hardest to Rattle 

Mary L. McAuliffe 

l-eocade 1 • ighton 

Best all-round Student 

Margaret Madden 

Anna Bxrne 

("lass Redhead 

Elsie Nevins 

Ruth Noble 

Class Flirt 

Althea Drouin 

Andrew Haldane 

Class Heartbreaker 

George Wurzbacher 

Charles Callahan 

Class Jester 

Henry Biery 

Louise Knightlv 

Most Modest 

Bettv Doran 

Henry Biery 

Class Loud Sneaker 

Hrdxx i<: Satlnxx ~k.i 

F. Harnish ai"' H. Lamberl 

MTittl and J»ff 

J. Hovle and H. Lambert 

Thomas Ciardello 

Class Sheik 

Roman Sierpina 

lack Carter 

Best Dancer 

Helen McLeotl 

W alter Graichen 

Bin": Crosby 

Andrew Haldane 

Mfred Groswald 

Class Musician 

Henry Lamberl 

Louisa Knightlv 

Class Man Hater 

Grace Morin 

inhn Hovle 

Class Woman Hater 

Alphonse Hatem 

Gladys Tidswell 

Class Giecler 

Dorothv Moodv 

George Wurzbacher 

Student Who Has Done 


For The School 

Catherine Scannell 

Marx L McAuliffe 

Most Talkative 

M.titha Man. ill. in 

Priscills Peabody 

Most Obliging 

Grace Merrill 

Catherine Scannell 


Geor«re Wurzbacher 

Thomas Ciardello 


Frederick Harnish 

Cm Beal 

Most Romantic 

John Hewson 

l^o-ade 'eiphton 

("lass Shark 

Margaret Madden 

Arthur H:i| 

Ouielest Bov 

John Hoxlc 

Shirlev Thomson 

Noisiest Girl 

Hedwis Sadowsks 

Thomas Ciardello 

Neatest Bo\ 

Georxre WurEbacher 

Batt) Doran 

Neatest Girl 

Barbara I.ibbex 

Prist ilia Peabodv 

Most Optimistic 

Iii'ocade Lcighton 

Lsocade I,eighinn 

Gitl Mo-I Likeh to Stic 


Margaret Madden 

(ieorjje Wurzbacher 

Rc>\ Mo-t Likelx to Succeed 

Arthur Hill 

Marie Berw ick 


F.rneM Mckenzie 

lohn Hew"on 

Perfect Lover 

•\ndrew Haldane 

Mr. Bat/"ell 

Best Liked Tea' her 

Mr. Elwell 

Shirley Cox 

Most Popular Girl 

Shirlev Thompson 

George W urzhat her 

Most Popular Box 

Henry Biery 


ru I r~~ — : 1 



(Llu N Senior ^Jlau 

"Behind the curtains' mystic folds 
The glowing future lies unrolled." 

BOI.I.OW INC the custom set by its predecessor, the Senior class 
presented its play in the month of November. Under the 
able lupervision of Mr*. Thompson the cast presented a fine 
depiction of "The Youngest." The actors should be lauded for 
V their whole-hearted interest in the production. 
The p'av is a presentation of the W inslow family in which the youngest 
"""ii. Milliard, a would-be author, is complete I \ quelled in hi- attempt- to 
rise above the position he lutliU a* the underdog of the family. Through h 
fallacy in his father's will he is found ti» be the heir of the family. With 
the help of Nancy Make the affairs of the family are finally settled in t : 
peaceful manner and to the advantage of the hero. 

Thk Cast 

Charlotti Winslou 

Mvhk WlNSI.OW 

Augusta Winslou Martin 

Nun M\im\ 

M un ii \ "Mi yy" \\ 'inslow 
Ki< ii mu> WiNsi.ow 
NaNCI Blaki . 

Grace Pfeiffer 
John Hewson 
Waller Graichen 
Shirlev Lake 
Ernest Mckenzie 
Shiriej Cox 
George Wurzhacher 
Grace Morin 



Methuen High School 


Mkthi kn (1k.ii School 


(The (Eahei Corps 

01 K Cadet Corp> endeavors to develop in eaeh boy good qualities 
that will aid him in hi> later life. Loyalty to one's superiors and 
discipline are two trait> that are stressed in military drill. The 
healthful exercise given the hoys during drill period is very 
nece»ary in the huilding of sound hodie> and keen minds. It 
i» commonly thought that this year will mark the last of the hattalion's exis- 
lenee, hut it i> fervently hoped that the Corps will continue for several more 




\ i • j i i i\t Martin Sautska Captain Clifford Nelson 

Aide 0. Titcomb Lt. Seth Lambert 

Personel Walter GRA1CHER 


Captain Lhnest Kichardson 
1st Li. J<»ii\ V. He w son 2nd Lt. HtlaND Ron w 

2nd Lt. Lrnesi McKenzie 2nd Lt. Thomas C.iardello 

I i MPANi i; 
Captain Robert s. Hiwbom 

I si l/i. John HovaNASIAR 2nd Lt. Sam D'Orto 

2nd I : \i ciionm Hatem 

1 1 \ \ I ) 

CaptaIR Albert Cordon 



Methuen High School 


Back Ron: Seth Lambert. John Hewson. Alphonse Hatem. Ernest McKenzie. Thomas Ciardello 
Middle Row: Robert Hewson. Albert Gordon. John Hovanasian. Ernest Richardson. Walter 
Graichen. Robert Searle 

Front Row. Martin Savitska. George Wurzbacher. Col. Patnaude. Otis Titcomb. Clifford Nelson 


Mm hi k\ Mk.h School 

9Wjb JSIu* mti lUhttr 

"All N Pnfl are iftiHgt, ami fl small drop of ink. 

falling, like deu. upon a thought produces 
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." 

HIS year the student body was faced with the possibility that the 
Hluc arid U hite would be no more. Due to the unfailing spirit 
of certain members of the two upper classes and through the tire- 
le»> efforts of the >taff. the publication was edited. Thanks to 
Mr. BagnalTs deep interest and wholehearted co-operation it did 
not fare too hadlv. 


Editor-in-Chief . 
issistant Editor . 
Business Manager 

t.\\i>tunt Business Manager 
Junior tssislanl Business Manager 
l.iternr\ Editor . 
I'netri Editor . 

tlhleli, Editors 
Social \i>tes 
School \otcs . 

Ilumni EdttOI . 
Humor Editors . 
A »i hanges . 
Subscription Managers 


Shirley Thompson 
. Catherine Scannell 
Rith Gl MB 
Artiur Weiss 
Bettv I)oran 
Certride Merrill 
I'm Stowell. Ralph Richards 
Shirley Cox 


Rarrara RragboM 
Gin Beal. Frnest McKenzie 
Betty Hill 



Methlex High School 


Back Row. Barbara Bragdon. Phyllis Stoweil. Arthur Weiss. John Bagnell (adviser). Haul Ber- 
wick. Ralph Richards. Ruth Gumb. Catherine Scannell 

Front Ron-: Mary L. McAuliffe. Betty Hill. Shirley Thompson. George Wurzbacher. Betty Doran, 
Shirley Cox, Gertrude Merrill 


Methukn HlCH School 

CLhc Stubmt iCnunril 


HE Student Council, composed of four Seniors, three Juniors, and 
two Sophomores, is an organization established for the control 
of Btudenl government activities, and for the discussion of inter- 
clas> problems. This group is elected by all the students to 
represent tin* entire body for all events. 

The following were the members of the Student Council for the year 

Skmors — Shirley Thompson. Albert Gordon. Mar\ L McAuliffe. Martin 

Jl NIOKs — Alison Hume. \ era Taylor. Ha\ Dodge. Jr. 
SopHOMORts - truest Law. Mary McKennon 



Methuen High School 

MbthuBM 1 licit School 1935 

(girls' Sasktball 

Hl.TIIOl (ill ili,- girl>' basketball tram made no progress by way 
of points, they made a good showing this past year. We know 
they tried and appreciate their efforts. Tlirough Miss Chad- 
wick'fl persistence and endeavors, the squad at last acquired 
new. royal blue uniforms. 

The interscholastic scores were as follows; 



A lu inn i 












W oorlhun 




Woodlnii \ 



1 1 







This year a prize was donated by the Methuen Lions Club to encourage 
the girls in good sportsmanship. It was decided that the girls should divide 
into teams and have a tournament. The prize was awarded to the winning 
team, team five. The following look part in the contest: 

Team One: Long. LaCarte. Hanley. Pfund. LaGrange (Captain). 

Team Two: Harnish, Watts, hunting. Nichols. Munro. Bragdon (Cap- 
tain ) . 

Team Three: Chewacky, Locke, Cookson, Caumond. Stowell (Captain). 

Team Four: Taylor, Cox, Szo^tak. Jones. Welch, Bernard. 

Team Five: Goodale, Law son, Robinson, Schruender, Spooner (Cap- 
tain ) . 

Team Six: Slower*, Harris, Noonan. Donigan. Hanley. Scannell (Cap- 
lain I . 



Methiex High School 

Twenty-five Sophomores, ten Juniors, and fifteen Seniors tried out for 
the team. Out of this number the following girls under the supervision of 
our physical instructor, Miss Dorothy Chadwick, received letters: 


Shirley Thompson, Captain 
Catherine Scannell 
Barbara Han ley 
Phyllis Stowell 
Aldona Karsokas 
Ruth Lawson 
Margaret Spooner 



Gladys LaGrange. Captain-elect 

Helen Harnish 

Shirley Cox, Manager 

Miss Dorothy Chadwick, Coach 


MlCTHUEN Hu.h School 



"l trior \ is silent, so is defeat. " 

I'l.KNDII) team-work and fighting spirit ol our hoys made our 
football eleven outstaiuiiug this year. Having beaten our old 
rival*. Johnson and VI oodhury, we gained the championship of 
the suburban league, known as the "Little Three Title." We 
journeyed over to Andover with great enthusiasm and with the 
high hope of heating Punehard; however, we lost to the tune of 13-0. The 
team played a total of eleven games, winning seven. 

Our team has the distinction of winning every home game this year, 
netting six straight on our own grounds. The greatest factors in the success 
of our team were the unerring guidance of our Captain, Robert Hewson, 
ami the brilliant all-around play of that sterling athlete, Andrew Haldane. 
Kavmond \\ ilde and Joseph Lobello were elected co-captains for the vear 


The season's record is as follows: 






Sanborn Seminary 



Franklin, N. H. 






Milford. N. II. 






1 1 




I'uim hard 




St. John's 











Methuen High School 


Back Row: Francis Jones, Jack Grenville. Aipnonse Faggianno, Richard Sullivan, Philip More- 
house, John Hall. Kay Dodge, Jr. 

Middle Row: Albin Jozak, Joseph Lobello. Walter Wood, Raymond Wilde, Robert Smith, Patrick 

Front Row: Albert Gordon (manager), Martin Savitska. Joseph Scanlon, Robert Hewson (Capt.), 
Sam D'Orto, John Rogers. Thomas Ciardello 

The Senior letter-men were: Robert Hewson, captain; Andrew Haldane, John 
Rogers, Henry Biery, Joseph Scanlon, Sam D'Orto. Thomas Ciardello, Martin 
Savitska, and Albert Gordon, manager. 

The Juniors were: Philip Morehouse. Carl Graichen. Joseph Lobello, Edward 
Cyr, Raymond Wilde. Albert White, Walter Wood, R. Foley, John Grenville. 

The Sophomores were: Robert Smith, William Arnold, Norman Ebert, Edward 
McClintock, Daniel Olenio. 


Mkthi kn High School 


tinus' ^Basketball 

"All the Gods p,o with you! I pan your sword 
Sit laurel victory, and smooth success 
Be stren'd before \our feet!" 

01 R basketball team proved itself to be a hard fighting quintet this 
Season, winning about one-hall of the games played. Coach 
Ramabothani found Rome stellar players out of a rather large 
turning out of candidates. Although Captain Scanlon was the 
only veteran letter-man. the other players were found to he 
Capable of filling in the vacant positions. 

The Senior letter-men were: Joseph Scanlon, Captain; Otis Titeomh, 
manager: Alfred Groswald, and Albert Marsden. 

The Juniors were: Carl Craichen, Franklin Smith. John Gilbert. 

The Sophomores were: William Arnold, Edward McClintock. Norman 




Methuen High School 


Bark Row. Edward McClintock. Carl Graichen I Capt. -elect I . William Arnold. Norman Bent 
Front Roic: Joseph A. Marsden, Joseph Scanlon (Capt.). Alfred Groswald. Otis Titcomb (Mgr.i 

Mkthtfn Hh;h School 



"I ictor\ is a tiling of nill." 

HE indoor track team participated in only two meets this winter, 
those being a dual meet with Lawrence High ami the Northeastern 
QMel at Boston. However, the outdoor track team should be 
fairly strong since the hoys have a very satisfactory track on 
which to practise. 

The following meets will prohahly comprise the spring schedule: Mer- 
rimack Valley. Essex County. Newhuryport (dual), and the Johnson (dual). 

The following made up the track team: 

U> \tint Dash S. DrLivorr. I). Ho\t. S. D'Orto. A. N'aylor. H. Biery. 
UK)Mir,l Hun C. Fetlgill, K. Mitchell. G. Mooers. 

1 1 M N )- > «/-»/ Hun — F. J mips. J. Robinson. 

Shot Put EL Sullivan. S. D'Orto, K. Cyr. 

Hifih Jump — C FeugiU, D. Hoyt, J. Robinson. 

liro<ul lump - J- Kohinson. S. D'Orto. K. Mitchell. C. Keugill. \\\ym\. Captain fh land Row \v Manager Carter H ART, Couch 


Methien High School 


Back Row: Salvatore DiLavore. Arthur Naylor. Francis Jones. Walter Wood. James Robinson. 

Sam Gabour. Earl Mitchell. Douglas Hoyt 
Front Ron : Paul Berwick. John Hewson. Henry Biery. Cyril Feugill. Sam D'Orto 

Mh I II I KN Hli ll S< JIOOL 



"Though Victory fruit of skill or fortune be. 
To COIiquCT ulnars if n glorious thinp.' , 

SPPROXIMATELY forty boys reported to Coach Ramsbotham 
for baseball this spring, and a fine aggregation is expected to 
represent our school on the diamond. Since the baseball sea- 
son had just begun when thi> book was printed, it is impossible 
to give the results of our team's work. We expect it will be a 
successful season, f « » i we have some good, peppy material. Captain Chester 
Riley, Andrew Haldane, Joseph Scanlon, ami Guy Beal are the only Senior 
veterans from last year's squad, but a fine showing is anticipated from the 

rr-i ( if the candidates. 

The following boys with Chester Riley as captain were chosen for the 
tram: Meal, Bryant, Carter. Cregg, Ciardello. Giaichen, Haldane. Jackson. 
Lafrenier. I.obello. Olenio. Pa I umbo, Riley, Captain: Sullivan, Scanlon, 
Savitska, Lawton. While. Wilde. Wood. Fred Harnish. Manager. 

Hie schedu 

le for the baseball s 

eason is as 


\|>ril 17 

at Haverhill 


1 1 


April 23 

at Dracul 




April 26 

al Chelmsford 




Ma] I 

al Lawrence 



at Howe 

Mas 1 

al l.d wi ll 


31 ai : 

sanhorn Seminarv 

May 7 

Sanlxirn Seminar) 



at Punchard 

Mm LO 




at Lawrence 



Methuen High School 

Metiu kn Hh.h School 


(The (Orchestra 

* i ■■ - NDER the competent direction of Mr. Pearson, <>ur school ox- 
£ I che-tra DBS advanced far in the field of music. Since most of 
M the members lu\<- played in the orchestra in previous years, a 

fine imj oi talent has l»«-<-n brought together. The orchestra 
provided music for the Evening High School graduation ex- 
cr. i-e>. Parent Teachers' Association, and the High School graduation 

The following i- I li-t of the members: 

rfnon Lambert. Jh. 

John Lambert 

Leo (".III I.ADA 

E\ei.yn Morrison 


Suaatore I)i I. work 
Stanley Sc.heffel 

Walter Pearson. Director 

Joseph Collins 
William Cheplus 
Gabriel Falcon 
kiLBIRN Cllley 
Dorothy Brlno 
Elsie Nevins 
Ceciua Shriender 



Methuen High School 

Mkthi k\ II m . ii S< 1 1 1 »i 1 1 


Social jEtoents 

^nphnmnrc Ixrrrptinu 

OB Friday, Octol>er 26. 1931. our social season opened with the Sopho- 
BOn RacepUoa. The reception started with the grand march led by the 
S-nior and Sophomore officers. The Senior president welcomed the Sopho- 
more", to tin- High School. General dancing \\a> enjoyed until twelve o'clock. 

The committee oonaiated of the following: George Wurzbacher, Jack 
Garter, Shirlev (.'ox, ami Kohert Hew son. 

iHilttaru Vail 

The annual Military Ball, our most important social event, was held 
on March 27. 1035. After the individual companies had drilled, the grand 
march was held. Major George Wurzbacher led with Grace Morin. After 
the march, dancing was enjoyed by all until twelve o'clock. The affair, 
through the indefatigable efFort> of the committee, proved to be very suc- 

fhttbttt ynrtu 

The Senior* held their annual Glass Party on Deceml>er 16, 1934. 
Tho*c attending were not only given the pleasure of dancing, but also that 
of participating in various games. The work of the committees made up 
of our class officers, »howc<l fruitful results. 



Methuex High School 




801 ■ HI I Ray State Building 
Lawrenrr. Massachusetts 

Craduates of the Methuen Hitr h School are eligible without con- 
ditions for admission to the Secretarial or Junior Accounting 
courses offered by our school. 

(•raduates of the Commercial Department of the Methuen High 
School are eligible for admission to the Advanced Secretarial 
Course or (by examination) to the Business Administration 

Information by mail or at the school desk. The school year be- 
gins the day after I^abor Day. 

Edward D. Mcintosh, Principal 


We point with pride to our junior 
department — fourth floor. . .where 
we are presenting "The Sweetest 
Girl Graduate" class day frocks of 
beauty. Grown up? Quite! ! But 
not too sophisticated. Just enough 
to get mother's approval. Made of 
mousseline, crepe de chine, georg- 
ette, and chiffon. Sizes 11, 13, 15 
and 17. 

Junior Shop - Fourth Floor 


Compliments of 



J. E. PURDY & CO. 

16 Tremont St. Boston, Mass. 

You and your friends will prize the 
portrait that looks like you — your 
truest self, free from stage effects 
and little conceits. It is in this 
"long run" photography that Pur- 
dy success has won. 

Compliments of 

Morehouse Baking Company 

Makers of 

Betsy Ross Bread 



19 Lawrence St., Bay State Bldg. 
Compliments of 


Compliments of 



Home Made 



Made by 


W. O. Paisley 
Compliments of 


Compliments of 

Thomas Longworth 

Bates & Klinke 


Manufacturing Jewelers 

Official Jewelers 
Classes 1988 - 1984 - 1935 




of a 


Compliments of 


Frank B«»scki'tti, M>rr. 

F. X. R( >BICHA\ J) 

1 Lowell St. Methuen 

Tel. 28008 


S()( <»\> PRODU4 I - 

Kange Oil - Fuel Oil - Kerosene Oil 
Kendall Oils - Tires - Accessories 

150 Lowell St., Methuen, Mass. 


18 Hampshire St., Methuen 

Tel. 5113 

Compliments of 


Sunny side Nurseries 

Wholesale and Retail Florists 

Tel. 31979 - 31721 
193 Lowell St., Methuen, Mass. 

Compliments of 

DR. L. 

./. HYDE 

234 Essex St. 

Lawrence. Mass. 

Ganem's Market 




Temple of Music 

379 Essex St. Lawrence, Mass. 

Compliments of 




Charme Beauty Shoppe 

135 Lowell St. Methuen, Mass. 
Tel. 22166 


155 Lowell St. Methuen, Mass. 
Tel. 7179 


34 Lawrence St., Lawrence, Mass. 
Tel. 31883 

Compliments of 

Arrow Dyeing 
and Cleansing 

Lawrence Mass. 

Sharpe's Bakery 

146 Lowell St. Methuen, Mass. 

Samel's Clothing Shop 

512 Essex St. Lawrence, Mass. 
Tel. 24675 


Lowell St. 

Methuen, Mass. 

Compliments of 


146 Lowell St. Methuen, Mass. 
Tel. 6119 - 6110 


381 Kssex St.. Lawrence, Mass. 

Pasturing individual chic dresses 
and dainty underthintfs for the 
girl graduate. 

Co w piim ntt of 


426 Bay State Bldjr. 

ComplimtBtt of 

Empire Fashion Shop 

:U2 Kssex St. Lawrence. Mass. 

Smith & Courts Co. 
. . PRINTERS . . 

4 Park Street Andover, Mass. 

Compliments of 






Sterling Silver nnd Plated Ware 
Fine Watch and Jewaliy Repairing 

Tel. 5676 

Aiuknft. M*m.